Mr Vinod K. Dasari is the Managing Director of Ashok Leyland Limited.
Vinod completed his MBA from Kellogg School of Management and a Masters in Engineering Management from McCormick School of Engineering, both from Northwestern University. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from University of Louisville.
Vinod commenced his career with the General Electric Company in 1986. After completing his MBA in 1992, he joined the Timken Company, USA in 1996, he moved to Timken’s Indian operations as Director of Manufacturing and Technology. In 1998, he was appointed Managing Director of Timken India and in 2000, he moved back to US, with Timken, as President of the Global Railroad business. In 2002, wanting to move his family to India, he joined Cummins India Limited as President, and then became its Joint Managing Director.
Vinod joined Ashok Leyland in 2005 as Chief Operating Officer and was appointed Whole Time Director in 2008, followed by the current position of Managing Director in 2011.
He is currently the President of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) and President of Automotive Skill Development Council (ASDC). He serves on the Board of several subsidiaries of Ashok Leyland and is a Director of Pidilite Industries Limited.
Vinod is married to Sarita, a doctor with a specialization in Nephrology and Hypertension. They have two sons Vishal and Sanjay, aged 24 and 22.
Vinod enjoys cricket, movies, and golf.