Palanisamy Lakshman who earlier held the role as Director – India Drives Sales, Service & Marketing has been elevated as the Head of Global Key Accounts, Danfoss Drives, Asia Pacific & India region. He along with other API leadership team, will work closely with Sujeeth in furthering Drives business growth in India region.
Sujeeth Pai has been appointed as new Director of Sales and Service for Danfoss Drives in India. The new leadership structure is a major step forward for Danfoss Drives in ensuring a stronger Danfoss Drives Segment (DDS) India Team anchored in India & set to advance the team’s ambitions of market leadership. This will also ensure Danfoss’s ease of doing business, having leadership closer to customers, and widening the DDS market presence across the country.
He will report to Ravichandran Purushothaman, President, Danfoss India who will chair the Drives Solutions’ full value chain in the country, given his decades of experience in the segment & region. Sujeeth will also become a part of DDS Global Sales extended leadership team.
Sujeeth, a Mechanical engineer by qualification, has rich experience in the B2B segment, having spent the last 16 years of his career spread across India and Asia Pacific working with various engineering companies like National Instruments, Fluke Corporation, etc., in several senior leadership sales positions and delivering remarkable sales growth.
With this change, ‘India for India’ and ‘Make in India’ projects will also have much more dedicated focus & will continue to elevate Danfoss Drives in the local markets. It will also support in enhancing local supplier base and manufacturing footprint, which is a keen focus for Danfoss in India. The company considers India and Asia Pacific as key markets for its global business.