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Tata car whiz Rajiv Dube quits

Rajiv Dube, who played a pivotal Tata Motors’ emergence as a key passenger car maker with the launch of Indica more than a decade ago and recently the ambitious Nano project, has suddenly resigned.

business Updated: May 17, 2010 20:50 IST
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Rajiv Dube, who played a pivotal Tata Motors’ emergence as a key passenger car maker with the launch of Indica more than a decade ago and recently the ambitious Nano project, has suddenly resigned.

The Tatas tersely announced they had accepted the resignation of group veteran Dube, President of the Passenger Car Business Unit.

The exit comes in the backdrop of delays and troubles in the Nano project which has had to face problems related to a change of factory venue, delivery schedules and later, concerns on the vehicle design.

With Dube resigning to “purse other interests outside the Tata group,” S. Krishnan, senior vice-president, commercial, will fill in Dube’s shoes.

In addition to his current responsibility he will also take charge of the Premier Car Division.

Similarly, Girish Wagh, head, small car project, will take on the additional responsibility of the passenger car business’ manufacturing operations and product development activities.

Both Krishnan and Wagh will report to P.M. Telang, managing director, India operations of Tata Motors.

Dube started his career with the Tata Group in 1983. He joined the Tata Administrative Services in 1990 and was assigned to Tata Industries in 1991. He was reassigned to Tata Motors in 1998, when the passenger car division was formed.