Bridgestone India’s MD Parag Satpute assumes Global Role
•Stefano Sanchini currently VP Region MEA, will assume the role of Managing Director, Bridgestone India.
Bridgestone India, a global leader in tyres and sustainable mobility solutions, today announced that its Managing Director, Mr Parag Satpute, will be assuming a new global role in Bridgestone’s Solutions Business and will be stationed at Amsterdam, Netherlands. He will relinquish his current charge on 1st January 2023. He is succeeded by Stefano Sanchini who will assume Parag’s role at Bridgestone India.
Stefano Sanchini, moves from his current role as VP Region for Middle East & Africa. He will take up the position of Managing Director, Bridgestone India and will be based out of Pune, India. Stefano has been with Bridgestone since 2017 as Sales Director MEA and was appointed VP Region MEA in 2019.
“I am looking forward to working in India. India is one of the most diverse markets and it comes with its own challenges which the current team has remarkably addressed. As we move into new technologies and mobility solutions, the Indian market is going to be a focus area and I am happy to be here as we spread out these solutions to the vast Indian customer base” said Mr. Stefano Sanchini
On his move into a global role Mr. Parag Satpute said “It has been an enriching experience heading Bridgestone India and working alongside a dedicated team that saw Bridgestone India gain leadership in the Indian market. The last few years have been as rewarding as they have been challenging and I am pleased to see the fruit of our efforts. I am also excited and looking forward to contributing towards Bridgestone’s ambitions as a global leader in mobility solutions.”
Parag assumed the role of Managing Director of Bridgestone India in November 2017. It is during his tenure that Bridgestone India reinforced its position in the Indian market and gained a leadership position. In the past few years, the company has expanded its operations in terms of increase in capacity, as well as extending its expertise to launch a solutions business and tyre-as-a-service for its customers.
The above leadership change will be effective 01st January 2023
About Bridgestone in Europe, Russia, Middle East, India and Africa:
Bridgestone in Europe, Russia, Middle East, India and Africa (Bridgestone EMIA) is the regional Strategic Business Unit of Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader in tyres and rubber building on its expertise to provide solutions for safe and sustainable mobility. Headquartered in Zaventem (Belgium), Bridgestone EMIA employs more than 20,000 people and conducts business in 40 countries across the region. Bridgestone offers a diverse product portfolio of premium tyres and advanced solutions, backed by innovative technologies, improving the way people around the world move, live, work and play.
About Bridgestone India:
Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd started its operations in 1996. In March 1998 with the setup of its manufacturing facility in Kheda, Madhya Pradesh, Bridgestone achieved its objective of running Indian manufactured Bridgestone tyres on Indian Roads. It expanded its facilities by setting up one more facility in Chakan, Pune in 2013. In a short stint of more than 20 years, Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd has become one of the leading tyre companies in both the OEM & Replacement market.