Vinkesh Gulati appointed as FADA's 35th president for the year 2020-22

Aditya Chatterjee Updated: September 07, 2020, 04:44 PM IST

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), the apex national body of Automobile Retail in India has announced the appointment of Vinkesh Gulati as FADA's 35th President for the year 2020-22. He is also the first President from Uttar Pradesh. This decision was made at the 298th Governing Council Meeting which was held immediately after the 56th Annual General Meeting of the Federation. Vinkesh Gulati took over the new role from Ashish Harsharaj Kale, who presided on the body for the last two years.

Vinkesh Gulati has been actively associated with FADA for over 10 years.

Gulati is the Director of United Automobiles, based out of Allahabad and Faridabad. The company has been involved in the auto dealership business since 1985 and are dealers for Mahindra & Mahindra and Bajaj Auto. Further, FADA also announced the appointment of Manish Raj Singhania, Managing Partner – Ralas Motors, Raipur (Dealer for Mahindra & Mahindra) as the Vice President and Chittur Selvakumar Vigneshwar, Deputy Managing Director – Anaamalais Toyota, Coimbatore (Dealer for Toyota, VECV and Benelli) as the Secretary of the apex body.

FADA also appreciated the efforts taken by Ashish Harsharaj Kale in releasing auto retail registration figures to releasing vehicle registration-based OEM wise market share and taking up the cause of unsold BS-4 vehicles in Supreme Court and getting an almost favourable judgement.

"I congratulate my friend and colleague Mr. Vinkesh Gulati on taking over as the President of this Prestigious Association. Having worked with him, I am extremely confident that his methodical working style and Bold Approach towards solving Dealer Issues is what will take FADA to the next Level and further unite and strengthen the dealership community. I express my gratitude to all my colleagues at FADA and the Auto Eco System, as well as from the Media for all the encouragement and support they gave to FADA during my Tenure." commented,  Ashish Harsharaj Kale.

"I am extremely humbled and honoured that the Federation has placed its trust in me in taking up the position of next FADA President, an organisation with has a momentous past and an exciting future. We are a resilient lot and Covid has once again taught us to make tough decisions to ensure that our dealerships survive. During my tenure, I will rigorously take up dealer Issues of Improving Dealership Profitability may it be Dealer Margins, Franchise Act or coming under the ambit of MSME." commented, Vinkesh Gulati.

He also added, "Despite these current challenges, India has the potential to soon become the third-largest automobile market in the world. We can truly fulfil our government's vision of making India a global leader in Automobiles if our ecosystem works in unison – Government, SIAM, ACMA & FADA."


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