Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations of India (FADA), the apex national body of Automobile Retail Industry, has elected Ashish Harsharaj Kale as the new President. Kale is the Managing Director at Provincial Automobile Co. Ltd.
based in Nagpur. Provincial is in the auto dealership business since 1930 and is one of the oldest dealer partners of Mahindra & Mahindra, both for its auto and farm equipment division. He is also the President of Vidarbha Automobile Dealer Association since 2012. He succeeds John K Paul, Managing Director at Popular Vehicles & Services. Provincial Auto are also dealer partners for Bharat Benz Trucks and buses as well as for Nissan Motor India.
The Council also appointed Vinkesh Gulati, Partner – United Automobiles, Allahabad as the Vice President, Manish Raj Singhania, Managing Partner – Ralas Motors, Raipur as the Honorary Secretary and Chittoor Selvakumar Vigneshwar, Deputy Managing Director – Anaamalais Toyota, Coimbatore as the Honorary Treasurer for the year 2018-19.
“ Though a lot of ground remains to be covered, it gives me a sense of fulfilment and pride in what has been achieved so far. Let us keep up this vibrancy in our work and FD A can surely scale greater heights in the days to come,” said outgoing President Joh K Paul.
“ I will first thank John in terms of what we have been able to achieve under his leadership over the last two years. Moving ahead, as India zooms past Germany and becomes the fourth largest Auto Market in the world, there
are enough opportunities for us, the dealers in times to come. Our viability is under severe stress and the current business model needs to be re-worked with all stakeholders. Together, we will also partner in the growth of our nation by being employment generators, skilling the workforce and also being responsible citizens,” said Ashish Harsharaj Kale.