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Michelin named Shantanu Deshpande as India MD

Michelin, the renowned French tire manufacturer, has announced the promotion of Shantanu Deshpande as the new Managing Director of its operations in India. Deshpande, an accomplished sales and marketing professional with over 20 years of experience across various regions including the US, Africa, Middle East, and India, will be based in Pune.

Previously, Deshpande held the position of Marketing Director for Michelin Group’s Urban Business Line in Bangkok since April 2020. He joined Michelin India in 1999 as an Area Sales Manager and has since held several leadership roles in sales and marketing both in India and internationally. Notably, Deshpande served as the Vice President of Marketing for a Michelin subsidiary in North America from 2012 to 2015. He also served as the Director of Marketing for the B2B business in the Africa, India & Middle East region from 2015 to 2020.

Michelin expressed confidence in Deshpande’s extensive experience and leadership capabilities, highlighting his significant contributions during his 23-year tenure with the company.

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