Eicher Motors Ltd. has announced that Vinod K Dasari will be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of Royal Enfield and executive director of the board of Eicher Motors Ltd. This decision comes after a run of two years for Dasari, whose contributions towards the growth of Royal Enfield were "significant", said Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director of Eicher Motors.
B Govindarajan will take on the responsibility of leading Royal Enfield. Prior to this role, Govindarajan has been chief operating officer of Royal Enfield since 2013 and would be appointed as a Wholetime Director on the Board of Eicher Motors Ltd and Executive Director - Royal Enfield effective August 18th 2021.
Commenting on this, Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director of Eicher Motors Ltd., said, “Vinod has made significant contributions to the organization. Right from his unwavering focus on customer facing digital properties, to driving network expansion, to building several new service and solutions oriented initiatives, he has helped the company take giant steps forward.”
Siddhartha also added that Vinod also very ably has led the company through tough and unprecedented times over the last year and half and he wishes him the very best as he leaves us to pursue a project that is close to his heart.
Dasari’s decision to move away from corporate life is with an intention to dedicate time and energy to pursue his personal passion in affordable healthcare. He recently set up and inaugurated a not-for-profit hospital in Chennai, and intends to commit his time towards the cause of building affordable and accessible healthcare facilities.
Speaking about his time at Royal Enfield, and his decision to move on, Vinod K Dasari, said, “It has been a very memorable ride over the last 2 years and more at Royal Enfield. From navigating through an unprecedented pandemic, to launching several digital oriented solutions; from growing non-motorcycle revenues, to expanding substantially outside India, we’ve had an amazing journey as an organization, and I am happy to have been a part of this. I have decided to move on, so I can dedicatedly follow a personal passion that has been close to me for many years now. I wish Siddhartha and the team at Royal Enfield the very best.”