Ashok Leyland has announced that it will appoint former Nissan boss, Andrew C Palmer as an additional director under the Independent category. The move, subject to approval of shareholders at a general meeting, is expected to help the Hinduja Group flagship company to look at new opportunities on the domestic as well as the export front. Currently, the CEO of Aston Martin, Palmer is said to have played a key role along with V Sumantran and R Seshasayee, the then top executives at Ashok Leyland, towards engineering a joint venture with Nissan in 2008. Palmer was then the corporate vice president of Nissan’s light commercial vehicles business. Palmer moved to Aston Martin in 2014 after spending 24 years at Nissan.

 

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