October 1, 2023


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Pratap Bose Appointed Chief Design Officer at Mahindra Group

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Mahindra Group has introduced the appointment of Pratap Bose because the Government Vice President and Chief Design Officer to guide its newly fashioned International Design group. The brand new International Design group, anticipated to be headquartered within the UK, goals to ‘renew Mahindra’s dedication to reshaping the way forward for mobility by designing and creating dynamically engineered next-generation genuine merchandise with world attraction’, in keeping with the corporate press launch.

Bose, who till not too long ago was Head of Design at Mahindra’s cross-town rival Tata Motors, will now be tasked with main the not too long ago introduced Mahindra Superior Design Europe (M.A.D.E), which is being arrange in Coventry, UK, and the prevailing Mahindra India Design Studio (M.I.D.S), which was beforehand led by Ramkripa Ananthan.

In keeping with inside sources, Anathan has resigned from the corporate after 24 years of service. It’s as but unclear what her subsequent position shall be.

Mahindra’s resolution to create a brand new International Design Group just isn’t with out warrant. Following Brexit, the UK is not topic to stringent EU guidelines concerning abroad candidates. This transfer will permit the corporate to entry a broader expertise pool and develop its world know-how footprint.

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Pratap Bose (proper of the Sierra Idea clay mannequin) stands with Tata Motors’ UK design staff | 2019

In his new position, Bose will oversee the design of all key enterprise segments for Mahindra globally and proceed the corporate’s momentum in constructing genuine SUVs. He’ll information the design of Mahindra’s battery-electric car vary; gentle and heavy-duty industrial automobiles; last-mile mobility merchandise; Peugeot scooters and the corporate’s tractors and farm machines. Primarily based within the UK, Bose will report back to Rajesh Jejurikar, Government Director, Auto and Farm Sectors, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd.

“We’re at an inflection level in our Auto and Farm Sectors development journey as we speed up our transformative initiatives,” Jejurikar said in a statement. “Our sturdy pipeline of 23 new merchandise that shall be launched within the subsequent 5 years would convey our design and superior engineering functionality throughout automotive, farm gear and two-wheelers to the fore. Having Pratap on the staff will strengthen our design functionality, improve our merchandise and widen our buyer base.”

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The International Design group is a strategic initiative geared toward making certain that merchandise are future-ready and exceed the expectations of shoppers internationally. The corporate says ‘devoted verticals are being created in every studio location that may maximize and improve creativity,’ including that the brand new organizational construction ‘will sharpen Mahindra’s distinctive product designs and differentiated know-how choices throughout its portfolio’.

Previous to changing into International Head of Design at Tata Motors in 2011, Bose held a number of positions throughout the firm, together with that of Chief Designer and Principal Designer of Tata Motors’ European Technical Middle (TMETC), which he joined in 2007 following roles at scooter producer Piaggio in Italy and at DaimlerChrysler in Japan. An alumnus of the UK’s Royal Faculty of Artwork and the Nationwide Institute of Design in India, Bose has greater than 20 years of world automotive design expertise.

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