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  • Volkswagen India Private Limited: Piyush Upadhyay Appointed as the Executive Director Human Resource and Administration

    Published on September 24, 2010

    Pune,  India: Piyush Upadhyay (37) has been appointed as Executive Director Human Resource and Administration of Volkswagen India Private Limited with immediate effect. As Executive Director, he will also be responsible for the human resource and administration functions in the India region for all companies of the Volkswagen Group which are Audi, Skoda Auto India and Volkswagen Brand. Prior to taking up this assignment, Piyush has worked in some prestigious organizations like Hindustan Unilever and Times of India. His last assignment was with Tata BlueScope Steel as its Chief-Human Resource.

    Mr. Joerg Mueller, Volkswagen Group Chief Representative India and President & Managing Director Volkswagen India Private Limited, said on the occasion of welcoming Mr. Upadhjyay, “I am very pleased to welcome Piyush Upadhyay to the Volkswagen family. His experience will be of great value to Volkswagen Group India as we enter our next era of development in India and as we take up new challenges, building upon the strength of our organization.”

    Volkswagen India with its plant in Chakan/Pune, in its commitment towards the economic development of the state of Maharashtra, has already recruited over 2200 skilled employees. To satisfy the continuously high demand for the Polo and the expected additional demand for the Vento Volkswagen plans to recruit more employees. Piyush will be spearheading HR, Admin and IR functions at Volkswagen Group to ensure that Volkswagen India continues to hire the best talent in the region.

    Prior to Volkswagen, Piyush Upadhyay worked with Tata BlueScope Steel, where he had joined from Tata Steel. At Tata Steel he was extensively involved in studying and re-looking at Human Resource (HR) systems and processes. He took the charge of leading the HR function at Tata Bluescope Steel since its inception. He was actively involved in putting the organizational structure in place and has been instrumental in establishing the human resource systems and processes for the company.

    Apart from having worked in some of the best organizations in India, Piyush has also participated extensively in various HR exchange programs, written and spoken at various platforms and forums, and brings with him a multi-faceted experience. Piyush is also one of the winners of National Competition for Young Managers. He brings with him 13 years of work experience and thoroughly enjoys reading.

    Dr. Reinhard Penzek (61), Chief Commissioner HR who was the intermediate from 1. November 2008, will support Mr. Upadhyay during his transition time. Mr. Joerg Mueller continued: “The work done by Dr. Penzek in the span of last two years as the head of HR has been a priceless contribution in the development of our employees and Volkswagen India. It was a time for Volkswagen to have a strong foundation and for our employees to grow speedily. Without Dr. Penzek’s efforts and endeavours it would not have been possible for us to grow up to our recent manpower and further to train them.”