To focus on new age digital technologies, Nissan has appointed Suja Chandy as Managing Director for its Digital India initiatives.
She will primarily focus on Nissan’s first Global Digital Hub in Kerala where solutions for building connectivity and security for autonomous, connected and electric vehicles will be build.
“Having Suja lead our Global Digital Hub in India under Swami, our Chief Digital Officer, will help ensure that it drives business results for Nissan,” said Tony Thomas, Corporate VP and Chief Information Officer at Nissan.
Chandy was earlier serving as the Vice President and Head of sectoral investment promotion and facilitation and innovation for Invest India, the national investment promotion agency of the Indian government.
She had also worked with KPMG and PWC in lead roles managing large-scale transformation engagements in both North America and India.
During her stint with KPMG in India, she headed the Program Monitoring Centre (PMC) for the ‘Make in India’ initiative launched by the Government of India and led by the Dept of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP, Ministry of Commerce & Industry), targeted at promoting investment and developing India into a best-in-class manufacturing hub. Chandy was also involved in developing the first DIPP assessment framework to evaluate ‘Ease of Doing Business’ (EoDB 2015) across States/UTs working with DIPP & World Bank.
She has also worked in the tech/outsourcing space, and was responsible for setting up a Global In-house Captive (Research/Analytics) for CGI in Bangalore. Suja is a frequent guest speaker at the Foreign Service Institute, Delhi as well as several other national & international forums.
She will operate through Trivandrum and will report to Swami TV, Chief Digital Officer, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.