JOGINDER SINGH - President and Managing Director, Ford India
Joginder Singh has been appointed President and Managing Director of Ford India, effective December 1, 2012. Singh reports directly to David Schoch, Group Vice President and President, Asia Pacific and Africa, Ford Motor Company. Singh previously served as President and Managing Director, Ford Business Services Center.
Singh has served in Ford's operations globally in various general management, finance, treasury, and strategy roles – in Europe for 14 years, in the United States for 10 years, and in Canada for 4 years, and has been located in India since 2008.
Singh commenced his career at Rolls-Royce in England as an engineering trainee after winning a scholarship from the Government of India. Subsequently, he worked at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited in Bangalore, India and at GKN, an automotive supplier, in England.
Raised and schooled in Dehra Dun, India, Singh earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London with First Class Honours, and MBA from Manchester Business School in England with distinction.
Singh is married with two children. He champions various social causes, including diversity initiatives, digital literacy, and comprehensive employee engagement programs.
VINAY PIPARSANIA - Executive Director, Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford India
Vinay Piparsania has been appointed executive director, Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford India, effective September 1, 2012. In this strategic role, Piparsania will spearhead Ford India's Marketing, Sales and Customer Service Operations supporting Ford India's growth through capacity expansion and a major shift into the high volume segment as the Blue Oval prepares to launch eight new models in India by mid-decade to drive sales growth and increase its distribution footprint.
Piparsania reports to Joginder Singh, president and managing director, Ford India.
Piparsania joined Ford India in 1996, a year after the company was established in India, as general manager, Sales, and played a key role in establishing the Ford dealer network across the country. In his subsequent roles as vice president of External Affairs, Marketing, Sales and Service, Piparsania managed Ford's brand image in India through several product launches such as Ford Fusion, Fiesta SXi and the Endeavour while leading its public affairs and initiatives in corporate citizenship.
Prior to his current appointment, he was vice president, Marketing and Sales, Ford Group Philippines where he was responsible for overseeing the launch readiness and dealer development activities for the introduction of the all-new Ford Ranger, the all-new Ford Focus and the Ford Mustang and building a robust dealership network.
His other assignments included director, Planning, Distribution and Fleet, Ford Asia Pacific and Africa, based in Bangkok, where he led sales, production and distribution planning, supporting 12 APA markets in achieving budgeted sales, production volumes and new product launch objectives.
Piparsania holds a mechanical engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi and an MBA from Tulane University in the US.
KULJIT RANA - Vice President, Finance and Whole time Director, Ford India
Kuljit Rana is the Vice President, Finance and Whole time Director at Ford India. He took this position in June 2009 and is responsible for all financial aspects of Ford India. Kuljit reports to Joginder Singh, President and Managing Director, Ford India.
Kuljit has extensive experience in Finance having held a range of positions covering diverse aspects of Finance including Product Development, Treasury, Manufacturing, Marketing & Sales, Profit Analysis and Dealer Operations, both in UK and Germany.
In his previous role, as Accounting and Internal Control Director for Ford Asia Pacific and Africa, based in Chennai, he was deeply involved in consolidation of accounting activity and improving overall controls and governance environment in the Asia Pacific & Africa region.
Kuljit has also served as the Finance Director at Ford Retail, a wholly owned Ford dealership operation in Europe comprising of 80+ outlets, retailing 60,000 new and used vehicles a year. As Finance Director, at Ford Retail, Kuljit’s responsibilities included managing all Finance activities of the Company.
Kuljit joined Ford Motor Company in the UK in 1995 as a Junior Manager - Financial Analysis. A Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, he also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Manchester Business School in the UK.
VAIRAMANI PANDIYAN - Vice President, Human Resources, Ford India
Vairamani Pandiyan is Vice President, Human Resources at Ford India. He took this position in January, 2008. Pandiyan reports to Joginder Singh, President and Managing Director, Ford India.
As Vice President Human Resources, Pandiyan is responsible for the human resources practice across Ford organizations in India, including, Ford India [FIPL], the automobile manufacturing business, Ford Business Service Centre [FBSC] - a business process center for Ford's global operations and Ford Information Technology Services [FITS] - the hub for the company's IT and engineering initiatives in India and the Asia Pacific region.
Pandiyan also serves as a member of the Board of the FBSC. He represents Ford in India in the HR Council of the Conference Board, and Confederation of Indian Industry, South task force on skill development and employment generation.
Pandiyan has over two and half decades of HR experience, having worked in a diverse set of industries – steel, chemicals, consumer goods, automobile and HR services. He joined Ford in September 2006. In his HR career, he has worked through the entire spectrum of HR functions, such as labour relations, management development, talent acquisition, compensation and HR information systems. As a keen HR professional, he has addressed many professional gatherings and written popular articles.
He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and a Masters in Human Resources Management having specialized in Organisational Behaviour.