People at Ford India

Nigel Harris - Managing Director and President, Ford India

Nigel Harris

Nigel Harris was appointed Managing Director and President of Ford India, effective February 1, 2014. Harris reports directly to David Schock, Group Vice President and President, Asia Pacific, Ford Motor Company.

In his role, Harris is responsible for managing and growing the integrated manufacturing operation of Ford India.

He also leads the charge for product programs to serve both customers in India as well as the growing export business. As Managing Director and President of Ford India, Nigel oversees the successful implementation of Ford’s expansion plans, through its operations in Chennai and the recently inaugurated integrated facility in Sanand, Gujarat.

Harris began his Ford career in 1985 in New Zealand, as a fleet sales analyst. He has held various positions globally in Ford across Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific.

Harris previously served as Vice President Sales & Service, Ford Asia Pacific

Harris had been associated with India operations for long, when he served as the brand development manager for global B cars during Ford’s entry into the Indian market. This has continued through his current role overseeing sales distribution and service for Asia Pacific, which includes India.

Harris is based at Ford’s India corporate office in Gurgaon.

Anurag Mehrotra - Executive Director of Marketing, Sales & Service at Ford India

Anurag Mehrotra is the executive director of Marketing, Sales & Service at Ford India. He reports to Nigel Harris, president and managing director, Ford India. Anurag leads the responsibility for all aspects of MS&S operations of Ford India including revenue, sales volume, market share, marketing strategy & launches as well as dealer development, after sales service and overall customer satisfaction.

Anurag previously served as vice president, Sales at Ford India and was responsible for looking after Ford’s growing sales network in India. Earlier, he also served as the vice president Marketing at the company and was instrumental in designing and implementing successful marketing campaigns for Ford’s product range in India.

Before joining Ford India, Anurag was vice president – Corporate Marketing at WNS Global Services, a leading business process outsourcing company, where he was responsible for lead generation and brand building in North America and Europe.

Before WNS, he worked as vice president with Accenture India where he was responsible for marketing and communication for Accenture's delivery centers for Technology and the India consulting business.

Anurag has a degree in Electronics Engineering and a diploma in marketing management.

Rahul Gautam - Vice President, Marketing, Ford India

Rahul Gautam was appointed Vice President, Marketing, Ford India effective August 2015 and reports to Anurag Mehrotra, Executive Director of Marketing, Sales and Service at Ford India. He is based out of the Ford India office in Gurgaon.

In this role, Rahul drives all product strategy and brand building efforts being undertaken by the company as it strengthens its product portfolio and undertakes several benchmark consumer experience initiatives.

With Ford since 2003, Rahul has held several responsibilities across product strategy, sales and marketing in India as well as Asia Pacific region. With immense experience in conceptualising and executing brand launch campaigns, Rahul has been involved in development and launch of some of Ford’s most successful nameplates i.e. Ford Figo, Ford EcoSport, Ford Aspire and Ford Endeavour in India till date. Rahul has also served as B-Car product marketing lead for Ford Asia Pacific, based in Shanghai during 2010-2013 contributing towards development of Ford EcoSport and All-New Figo & Aspire.

Rahul is an MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University. He did his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering.

George Elisseou- HR Director, Ford India

George Elisseou is the HR Director, Ford India and is based in Chennai. With Ford in India since April 2015, George is responsible for spearheading employee initiatives spanning across talent acquisition, training and development, HR technology deployment along with diversity and inclusion.

In his previous assignments, George was the Asia Pacific HR Director, Finance and Business Strategy Group. George started his career with Ford in Australia gaining experience across a variety of profiles in the field of Human Resource across Ford Credit and other domains. In January 2010, he was appointed General Manager Human Resources for Ford Thailand where he led the development, establishment and launch of the new Ford Thailand Manufacturing Plant.

George has a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts (History and Sociology) from La Trobe University, Melbourne.

David Schock

Mr. David Allan Schock, aged 48 years has been working with Ford Motor Company for 26 years of experience. Mr. Schock joined Ford Motor Company in the year 1988, as an Audit Analyst and had held numerous positions in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific during his Ford Motor Company career. Before being appointed as Whole Time Director of Ford India Private Limited, Mr. Schock worked with Ford Motor (China) Limited as Product Development Controller, Ford Asia Pacific, in which Mr. Schock was overseeing the resource and investment activities for new products into the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Schock has long been associated with India operations since he was the European small car Controller which supported co-development work on common vehicle programs.