Anshum Jain, who until recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of Wirtgen Group (John Deere) has now been appointed as the COO of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV). He takes up the new role effective from August 2, 2021.
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), the maker of BharatBenz Trucks and Buses has announced appointing Anshum Jain as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Jain, who until recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of Wirtgen Group, the subsidiary of John Deere, before joining DICV. Anshum Jain takes up the role of COO effective from August 2, 2021, and will report directly to Satyakam Arya, Managing Director, and CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles. In his new role, Jain will also be responsible for Supplier Management & Logistics, helping to further enhance synergy in the Greater Operations divisions.
Talking about the new appointment, Arya said, “Anshum is an ideal choice for the role of COO at DICV as he brings strong global experience and proven strength in setting up manufacturing plants. He has the ability to take radical strides in managing supply chain and operations areas with improvement of margins and excellence on all business metrics.”
Anshum comes with a rich experience of over 25 years in India, the U.S., and Germany in managing and leading all aspects of large manufacturing operations with P&L responsibility. Prior to Wirtgen, he was associated with Demag Cranes, MTU (Daimler), Cummins, and Bosch. Jain holds a Master’s degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Cincinnati and Business Administration, Wayne State University.
This is the second key leadership appointment made by DICV in less than a month. Earlier in July, the company announced the creation of a new division within the company called, the Transformation Management Office (TMO). And the company appointed DICV’s current Chief Information Officer, Chulanga Perera has been appointed to lead TMO in the new position. The new division would focus on four target areas – drive maximum synergies, steer digital transformation, enhance customer service and scale business offerings.