On Friday, the Diversified Hinduja Group said it had roped Vipin Sondhi as part of its management group at JCB India office.

Without elaborating on its designation, the group said that apart from other duties, Sondhi will concentrate on consolidating, growing and future approach of the worldwide automotive portfolio of the Hinduja Group.

He will join the group by December 2019 from JCB, where he is currently MD and CEO India, South East Asia and Pacific, and a member of the global executive leadership team, Hinduja Group said in a statement.

Since Vinod Dasari left in March this year, the role of Managing Director and CEO at the flagship commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland has been vacant.

Sondhi is credited with transforming JCB’s India portfolio to a leadership position by bringing in with global standards of design, quality and manufacturing, the statement reiterated.

“The group believes his addition to the leadership team will add significant strategic depth to its global automotive portfolio,” the statement added.

(With inputs from PTI)