Maruti Suzuki, on Friday, appointed Kenichi Ayukawa as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. He will take over the position from April 1, when his successor Shinzo Nakanishi will retire.

In a filing to the BSE, the company said its board, in a meeting held on Friday, has appointed Mr. Ayukawa as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in place of Nakanishi as the latter has attained the age of retirement.

Mr. Nakanishi, 65, who had taken over as the company’s managing director in 2007, will work with Mr. Ayukawa over the next few months.

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