Mercedes Benz India has appointed Vyankatesh Kulkarni as Executive Director and Head of Operations in the country. His appointment will come into effect from 1st June, 2022. Vyankatesh is currently associated with Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India Pvt. Ltd. (MBRDI) as Vice President and heads the ‘Manufacturing Engineering & Supply Chain’ and ‘Digital Transformation Accelerator and Data Science’ practice. He brings over 20 years of rich experience in technology, Planning, Manufacturing operations and Supply Chain.
Mr. Kulkarni will be responsible for production and procurement related functions of Mercedes-Benz India, including the company’s transformation journey into electrification, digitization and technology driven smart manufacturing prowess of the future. He joined Mercedes Benz Research and Development India Pvt. Ltd. (MBRDI) in 2008 and was instrumental in strategizing and setting up the ‘International tech-hub’ for Manufacturing and Supply Chain. With his professional insights and strategic direction, Vyankatesh played a leading role in many critical projects globally. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and pursued Data Science from IIM, Lucknow. Prior to Mercedes Benz Research & Development India, Vyankatesh worked with TATA Motors-Technologies and Maruti Suzuki India.