Prathab has been with HARMAN for over eight years, and was previously leading HARMAN’s automotive business in the country. As the new country manager, Prathab will further strengthen HARMAN’s leadership across both its divisions - Automotive and Lifestyle in India.
Prathab succeeds Pradeep Chaudhry, who played a key role in HARMAN India’s growth story for close to five years. Pradeep will step down from his role to spend more time with his family, and pursue his personal projects.
David Slump, President – Global Markets, HARMAN, comments, “We remain committed to our business in India, which also happens to be home for our biggest employee force. Our ongoing projects in India are a source of pride for our employees around the world. India is part of our growing BRIC countries, which contributes 16% of our global sales. At HARMAN, we believe in providing the right opportunities to our talent to grow within the company. I’m incredible proud to see Prathab take on the mantle, after many years of successfully leading the automotive business into market leadership. With his experience and business acumen, we are confident that he will elevate the company to reach bigger heights. We thank Pradeep for his incredible contributions to our growth story, and look forward to a promising journey ahead with Prathab.”
According to Prathab Deivanayagham, Country Manager, HARMAN India, "I am humbled by the appointment and the confidence placed in me by the company leadership. My ambition is to further strengthen our company’s incredible legacy in India, build more powerful and purposeful brands, and make a valuable contribution in the success of our employees, customers and communities. Our Indian operations are strategic not only for the work we do for our domestic customers, but also for the innovations that feeds breakthroughs at HARMAN globally.”
With over 25 years of industry experience, Prathab’s repertoire of successful projects at HARMAN include launching and expanding a greenfield manufacturing site, bringing on-board and strengthening HARMAN’s relationships with key OEMs like TATA Motors and Maruti Suzuki, and leading award-winning work for customers in the industry. Previously, Prathab had worked for Visteon in India.