Volvo Buses appoints Suresh Chettiar as Business Head for South Asian Operations


Volvo Bus Corporation has announced the appointment of Mr. Suresh Chettiar as Business Head of Volvo Buses South Asia & Vice President Volvo Bus Corporation effective January 1, 2018.  Mr. Suresh most recently served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the region and replaces Mr. VRV Sriprasad, who has opted for an early retirement.

‘I am happy to welcome Suresh to this role. Suresh brings with him over two decades of Volvo Bus & Volvo Group experience –having held senior leadership roles across functions. I thank Sriprasad for having led the organisation with distinction over the past four years and wish him the best in his future endeavours,’ said Mr. Akash Passey, Chairman, Business Board of Volvo Buses India and Senior Vice President, Region International, Volvo Bus Corporation.

“Volvo Buses is well-positioned to serve customers in this dynamic and large market. We have built significant assets during our journey so far and that provides me a great platform to develop the next phase of our growth journey. The Volvo brand has a strong position in India and South Asia and reflects the highest standards of quality and safety. While drawing on our industry leading global competence, I hope to build on the technology and people strengths within the region,’ said Mr. Suresh.

In a career spanning over two decades with Volvo Group in the Indian bus and commercial vehicle industry, Mr. Suresh has held senior leadership roles across functions at Volvo Buses in India and managed the successful introduction of Volvo Group’s UD branded buses in the country.