Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has appointed Vyankatesh Kulkarni as the executive director and head of operations, India, effective June 1, 2022. Vyankatesh will be responsible for production and procurement-related functions of Mercedes-Benz India, including the company’s transformation journey into electrification, digitisation and technology-driven smart manufacturing prowess of the future.
Vyankatesh joined Mercedes Benz Research and Development India Pvt Ltd in 2008 and was instrumental in strategising and setting up the ‘International tech-hub’ for manufacturing and supply chain. With his professional insights and strategic direction, Vyankatesh played a leading role in many critical projects globally.
He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and pursued Data Science from IIM, Lucknow. Prior to Mercedes Benz Research & Development India, Vyankatesh worked with leading automotive companies such as TATA Motors-Technologies and Maruti Suzuki India.