After nearly a decade of association with the Honda brand, Rajive Saharia, Head of Sales and Marketing, Honda SIEL Cars India (HSCI), has decided to move on to other opportunities.
Commenting on his decision, Saharia said, “Honda has been a great place to work and has provided me a huge opportunity to learn and to perform. The work culture and environment here has been extremely conducive and I have grown both as a professional and as a person. I look back with great satisfaction and pride at the achievements of Honda in India, and my contributions to it.”
Saharia began his tenure at HSCI in 1997 as Head of Field Service shortly after the company was established in India. He headed several critical functions in the company, including sales and dealer development in his nearly 10-year stint with the company. Saharia also had a two-year stint at Honda Motor Company, Japan, where he coordinated operations in South-West Asia from 2002. He became Head of Sales and Marketing, HSCI after his return to India in 2004.
Sharing his views on Saharia, HSCI President and CEO, M Takedagawa, said, “Saharia has been part of HSCI ever since its inception and has made an invaluable contribution to its progress in the Indian market. We wish him all the best in his new assignment.”
As for his next destination, Saharia is likely to set up operations for a foreign auto component company, which is planning to foray into India.