Renault India has brought on Rajiv Mitra as Vice President, Public Affairs & Communication. Mitra, who took charge from July 18, 2011, takes over from Ashish Sinharoy, who decided to move out of the company.
Mitra will be reporting to Sudhir Rao, COO, Renault India and Deputy Managing Director, Renault Group India. He moves from Hyundai, where he had headed the corporate communications function since August 2006. He was primarily responsible for media relations, both internal and external communication and strategies related to product launches, crisis management and overall communication plans.
Prior to joining Hyundai, Mitra had a career spanning over 12 years as an automotive journalist, whereby he has been an Editor, columnist and host of popular auto shows like ‘Wheelocity’ and ‘TopSpeed’. Starting as a correspondent with Auto India in 1996, he went on to edit automotive magazines – ‘Auto Motor & Sport’ and ‘Bike2Car’, along with writing regular columns and editing supplements such as ‘Top Gear’ for Hindustan Times newspaper.