Continental Auto appoints Aruna Anand as President, CEO of North America region, Auto News, ET Auto

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 Since joining the company in 1997, she has held leadership positions.
Since joining the company in 1997, she has held leadership positions.

New Delhi: Technology company Continental has named Aruna Anand as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Continental’s Automotive group sector in North America, effective December 1.

She will retain her current role as Head of the Architecture and Networking business area for the North American region of Continental Automotive. In this role, Aruna will be responsible for all global architecture and networking business activities that support customers based in North America, the company said in a statement.

Since joining the company in 1997, she has held leadership positions. She was Head of Software for Gasoline Engine and Transmissions Systems for the Electronic Controls business unit within the company’s then Powertrain division. Aruna led also the Wireless Product Group Engineering within the Connected Car Networking business unit of Continental’s Vehicle Networking and Information business area.

Prior to being named as the head of Architecture and Networking, she was responsible for leading Continental Engineering Services, an independently operating business unit that offers comprehensive engineering services.

Nikolai Setzer, CEO, Continental AG, said, “Aruna brings an outstanding combination of experience and talent to the President and CEO Automotive North America position. She is a respected leader and is a technical expert in many areas that are the focus of our future growth. Aruna’s dedication to our customers and our employees will help guide the success of Continental in the important North American market.”

Aruna has a master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Oakland University and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Anna University, in Chennai, India.

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