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Bombardier Transportation Appoints Sudhir Rao As MD In India

Rao joins Bombardier Transportation from Skoda Auto where he held the position of Chairman and MD, India

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Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation on Tuesday (19 September) has announced that Sudhir Rao is to assume the role of Managing Director at the company in India. In this position, Rao will oversee all Bombardier Transportation’s activities in India.

“India is one of the high priority markets for Bombardier Transportation. We have placed a strong focus on delivering projects for the Indian and export market, enhancing our engineering and industrial footprint, and increasing our local content to continue delivering on the Indian government’s Make in India initiative,” said Laurent Troger, President of Bombardier Transportation.

“Sudhir has the proven credentials to drive profitable growth for companies: strong leadership skills, deep manufacturing industry experience and a track record of execution that makes him the right choice to lead our India business as we continue to transform our company.”

Rao joins Bombardier Transportation from Skoda Auto where he held the position of Chairman and MD, India and during his 34 years of working experience, he also worked at General Motors Corporation, Renault India and AVTEC Ltd in various executive roles, both in India and across the globe.

He graduated from the University of Michigan in the US and holds an Engineering degree from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India.