Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, has strengthened its leadership team by appointing Vivek Anand as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Rachna Kumar as the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).
Vivek Anand, a Chartered Accountant with nearly three decades of industry experience, previously served as CFO at DLF Limited and has a background in FMCG, Telecom, Consumer Healthcare, and Real Estate. Rachna Kumar, a seasoned HR leader with diverse industry experience, including consumer goods, food & beverages, oil & gas, and retail, joins Hero MotoCorp from Whirlpool Asia, where she held the position of CHRO.
Vivek Anand is scheduled to assume his role as CFO on March 1st, 2024, while Rachna Kumar will join Hero MotoCorp on January 2nd, 2024. Both executives will report to Niranjan Gupta, CEO of Hero MotoCorp.
The current COO & CHRO, Mike Clarke, has expressed his intention to explore opportunities outside the company and will remain with Hero MotoCorp until the end of October 2024. Since joining Hero in November 2020, Mike Clarke has played a crucial role in leadership transition and development, significantly contributing to the Diversity and Inclusion agenda and supply chain initiatives.
Niranjan Gupta, CEO of Hero MotoCorp, stated, “I am delighted to welcome Vivek and Rachna to the Hero Family. As integral members of the leadership team, Vivek and Rachna will play pivotal roles in advancing the company’s agenda, drawing upon their extensive global experience across diverse sectors. I extend my sincere appreciation to Mike for his substantial contributions over the last four years and wish him the very best in all his future endeavors.”