JAPAN/INDIA: Daikin India MD and CEO Kanwal Jeet Jawa has been elected to the group board of Daikin Industries.
Although not unique, it is unusual for a non-Japanese to serve on the main board of Daikin, and Kanwal Jeet Jawa becomes the first Indian national to do so.
The move is a reflection on the turnaround of Daikin India since Kanwal Jeet Jawa took over as MD in 2010. Prior to Daikin, he was senior vice president – operations New Delhi at Indian air conditioning manufacturer Voltas.
Toshio Nakano, chairman of Daikin Air conditioning India said, “Mr Jawa has been the change agent for Daikin India’s turnaround since 2010, and we are happy to promote him and bestow additional responsibilities that mirror Daikin’s vision and goals going forward.”