Mumbai, India - April 2010 Aggreko, the global leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, has appointed Mr. Abid Ahmed as the new Country Manager for Aggreko India. Mr. Ahmed will be responsible for the overall management and growth of the business in India and will be based in Pune.
With over 14 years of work experience in India besides overseas markets including the USA and Hong Kong, he brings to Aggreko a rich and varied experience. Speaking on his appointment, Mr. Ahmed – Country Manager, Aggreko India said, “I am looking forward to working with Aggreko, which is the world leader in its field. With the concept of temporary power solutions being fairly new to India, we are looking forward to replicating Aggreko’s well known business practices in our country. India is an important market for Aggreko, and we will strengthen our focus on the region.”
Aggreko’s first depot opened in India in September 2009 and is located in Wagholi, Pune. The company marked an initial investment of INR 300 million for the market.
Moving on from his role as Managing Director of Pentair – India, where he was instrumental in setting up Pentair Technical Product Greenfield business in India, Mr. Ahmed joins Aggreko ready to take forward the company’s business opportunities for the market. He has worked with Pentair Inc, for several years in assignments such as Project Manager (Special Water Technologies); Director, Strategic Marketing & Co-ordination for Growth Initiative based in USA. Further, Mr. Ahmed has worked in Product Development with Emerson Electric for two years based out of Hong Kong and with Daewoo Motors - India in Engineering & Product Development.
Mr. Ahmed holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from HBTI Kanpur University in India and Master in Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University Chicago US.