Satyakam Arya to take over as MD & CEO of DICV; to succeed Erich Nesselhauf
is set to take over as the new Managing Director and CEO of Daimler
India Commercial Vehicles (DICV). He will be the first Indian to assume the MD & CEO office of DICV
effective November 1, 2018.
He 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 1, 2018.
Arya is currently the Head of Customer Services at Daimler
Trucks Asia and Chairman of PABCO Ltd.
in 2009 as the Head of Powertrain Procurement before becoming its Vice President of Global Procurement. He established the entire supply chain network for DICV
and helped build India into an important part of the Daimler
production system. In 2014, he moved to Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (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. In this dual capacity, he has effectively grown DTA’s global parts and service business and significantly improved PABCO’s profitability.