Daimler Trucks announces a change in leadership for its commercial vehicle business in India: As of November 1st, 2018, Satyakam Arya, currently head of customer services at Daimler Trucks Asia and chairman of PABCO Ltd., will become managing director and CEO of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV).
Arya will succeed Erich Nesselhauf , who will return to Daimler headquarters in Germany to take over global responsibility for manufacturing engineering at Daimler Trucks, starting October 1st 2018.
Arya joined DICV in 2009 as the head of powertrain procurement before becoming vice president of global procurement in 2013. He established the supply chain network for DICV. In 2014, he moved to Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. (MFTBC) in Japan as the head of global procurement for Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA). In 2017, he became the head of customer services for DTA while simultaneously fulfilling the role of president & CEO of MFTBC’s subsidiary PABCO.