Stefano Sanchini is new MD of Bridgestone India, to succeed Parag Satpute promoted to global role, Auto News, ET Auto
Bridgestone India on Wednesday announced that its Managing Director, 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 January1, 2023. He is succeeded by Stefano Sanchini who will assume Parag’s role at Bridgestone India, the company said in a press release.
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 in 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” Stefano Sanchini said.
On his move into a global role, Parag Satpute said, “I am looking forward to contributing towards Bridgestone’s ambitions as a global leader in mobility solutions.”
Satpute 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.