Top 3 Expatriate CEO’s leaders in India
By Vipin Agnihotri
Malcom Dawe, Chairman & MD, Motorola India
In my opinion, Motorola is the one company at this moment of time, which is surely making waves in India especially over thelast one or two years. They are ruling the roost not onlythrough their ad campaigns but also technologically centered phones. All in all, one can safely say that Motorola is earnestlystriving to create a deep dent in Nokia’s leadership position.And the person behind all this is Malcom Dawe. No one will argue with the fact thatMotorola India has benefited from his dynamic leadership with more than 18 preciousyears in telecom industries across continents. According to experts, Motorola India’s brilliant performance is because of the fact that they are focusing on technologicallyrelevant phones in India. When one takes into consideration the fact that globallyMotorola grew weaker, Malcom deserves a huge applause.
Douglas Baillie, CEO & MD, Hindustan Lever
Douglas Baillie became the fast expatriate leader of India’s leadingFMCG Company – Hindustan Unilever Limited and a year later thecompany recorded a better than expected second quarter net profits. Fewexperts termed it as a good luck but the fact remains- Douglas Bailliereplaced an Indian to take control of India’s largest FMCG company.Douglas Baillie was quite brilliant when Hindustan Unilever Limited foods business was being threatened by its rivals. He also played a prominent part when Hindustan Unilever Limited needed to strengthen its weakening position in personal care segment. Hereshuffles Hindustan Unilever Limited distribution channel and also improved HindustanUnilever Limited relationship with customers.
M Takedagawa, President & CEO, Honda India
The Japanese car making giant Honda is at the moment basking under ‘success’ sun of its City and recently