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Deepak Chopra takes over as Group CEO of Anand Automotive Systems Print E-mail
Written by Arjun   
Friday, 11 September 2009
New Delhi: Anand Automotive Systems has announced the appointment of Mr Deepak Chopra as the new Group CEO of the company. He formally took over as Group CEO from 1st September 2009. Deepak Chopra, who has served at Anand for the past 33 years, succeeds Mr. CS Patel, who moves ahead to become a Member of the Anand Supervisory Board.

Mr Chopra will also continue as the Managing Director of Spicer India Ltd. and Chair the Boards of Degrémont Ltd., Henkel Teroson India Ltd., Camfil Farr Air Filtration India Ltd, Chang Yun India Ltd. and CY Myutec Automotive India Pvt Ltd.

Mr. CS Patel, in addition to his appointment as Member of the Anand Supervisory Board, will also be responsible for building the Fourth Vertical of Education at Anand. Mr Patel will also continue as Chairman of Group Companies – Perfect Circle India and Federal-Mogul Bearings India Ltd.

"Mr Patel’s leadership and dedication have also been instrumental in realising Anand Automotive Systems into the Company it is today.  I will continue to work closely with Mr Patel as we build upon the strong foundation established and advance our rich pipeline of products developed with the efforts of our well-trained and dedicated staff," said Mr Chopra.

A qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary, Mr Chopra joined Anand in 1976 as a Management Trainee. He has held various positions of increasing responsibility over the past three decades in various Anand Companies, including as Corporate Controller of Anand Automotive Systems, Chief Financial Officer of Gabriel India, Chief Operating Officer of MAHLE Filter Systems India, Mando India, Emcon Technologies India. In 2002, he was appointed as Group Chief Financial Officer of Anand Automotive Systems. In January 2009, Mr Chopra was designated as CEO Designate and understudy to Mr CS Patel.

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