Senior executives from GM, including Stefan Jacoby, Executive Vice President, General Motors, Consolidated International Operations, and Dan Ammann, Executive Vice President and CFO, General Motors Corporation recently visited General Motors India to review GM’s operations and business in India.
After being given a warm reception by the GM India leadership team on their arrival, the day kick- started with Stefan, Dan and other senior delegates making a visit to some of the major Chevrolet India dealerships in New Delhi. Later in the day, both Stefan & Dan met with economists from Deutsche Bank & Indian Credit Ratings Agency (ICRA) who gave an overview of the Indian economy and the current automobile industry scenario and trends. A Ride & Drive program was conducted at Kingdom of Dreams amusement park near GM India headquarter in Gurgaon. The drive concluded with feedback about Chevrolet cars.
In the evening, the GM India Leadership team hosted a formal dinner party for the delegates wherein the industry leaders and policy-makers were also invited. The following morning, Stefan & Dan visited the GM India headquarter and met the other GM India functional heads to get an overview of GM Indiaâ€™s operations, business, future plans, product planning and also shared their valuable thoughts on the business. The final destination of the delegatesâ€™ visit was the GM Technical Centre in Bangalore. The Senior Executive team visited three different facilities, Benchmarking Center, Design Studio and the GMTCI Headquarter in ITPB. Visit started with the Benchmarking center. The visitors were given an overview of GMTCI’s historic growth and current capability which was followed by reviews of India and emerging market requirements.. Design Annex visit was centered around the physical vehicle reviews of current and future products. Later, an All People Meeting was organized where Stefan Jacoby, Dan Ammann, Lowell Paddock and Julia Steyn addressed the audience. A Q&A session chaired by Stefan Jacoby gave employees the opportunity to interact with and directly hear from the leader himself. The GMTCI visit concluded with the GM India Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team giving an update to Stefan, Dan and other senior delegates on the CSR structure and various activities carried out by the four sites -Gurgaon, Talegaon, Halol & Bangalore, in driving a better tomorrow. The delegates were very appreciative of the work done by the team in giving back to the society.
The Senior Leadership left with a positive frame of mind with respect to the Indian operations.