Monday, January 11, 2016

Airbus Group India hires Ashish Saraf as ‘Make in India’ officer

Mumbai: Airbus Group on Monday said it has appointed Ashish Saraf as Vice-President - Industry Development, Strategic Partnerships and Offsets. Saraf will drive the Group's existing 'Make in India' initiatives and conceive new ones for all the businesses of Airbus Group India with the aim to increase their industrial footprint here. The move comes close on the heels of Airbus Group uniting its Divisions in India under a single company.

"Airbus Group's ambition is to be a benchmark setting company when it comes to realising the 'Make in India' vision of the Indian government. I look forward to supporting the group fulfil its ambition while helping my country meet its indigenisation goals. I feel privileged to be in this role at a company which has put 'Make in India' front and Centre of its India strategy," said Saraf.

Prior to joining Airbus Group, Saraf was the India head of the Tata Sikorsky joint venture since 2010 and led Sikorsky's industrialisation and strategic partnerships in India.
11/01/16 Rica Bhattacharyya/Economic Times
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