JCB Group appoints Deepak Shetty as Deputy CEO and MD in India

The JCB Group announced the appointment of Deepak Shetty as the Deputy CEO and Managing Director of JCB India. He has been with JCB for over 10 years in various leadership roles. He makes this transition after having been the Executive Vice President Sales, Marketing, Product Support and Business Development for India and the South Asia region; a role he held for two years. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director of JCB’s Global Excavator business in the UK for four years.

Beginning next year, Shetty will take over as Managing Director and CEO from Subir Kumar Chowdhury, who has announced his retirement after having been with JCB India for close to 15 years. He has played a significant part in JCB India’s growth journey, expanding from one factory to five today.

Commenting on the appointment, Graeme Macdonald, JCB Group CEO said, “India continues to be an important market for the Group. As part of our succession planning, we are pleased to appoint Deepak in this very challenging role. His experience in various leadership positions in India and the UK will help JCB India enter a strong and sustained phase of growth in the Indian construction equipment market. On behalf of the JCB Group, I wish Subir well for his retirement at the end of this year.”