Aruna Anand Named CEO of Continental Automotive North America
India-West Staff Reporter
AUBURN HILLS, MI – Technology company Continental has announced that Aruna Anand has been named the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Continental’s Automotive group sector in North America, effective December 1. She will also retain her current role as Head of the Architecture and Networking business area for the North American region of Continental Automotive.
A 25-year veteran of the Automotive industry, Anand since joining the company in 1997, has held numerous leadership positions across the different business areas of the Continental Automotive group sector, a press release said.
“Aruna brings an outstanding combination of experience and talent to the President and CEO Automotive North America position,” said Nikolai Setzer, CEO, Continental AG. “She is a respected leader and is a technical expert in many areas that are the focus of our future growth. Aruna’s dedication to our customers and our employees will help guide the success of Continental in the important North American market.”
Anand earned her master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Oakland University and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Anna University, in Chennai. In 2020, she was recognized by Automotive News as one of the 100 Leading Women in the North American Automotive industry. In 2018, Anand was honored with the prestigious Automotive News Rising Star award. She was also recently recognized at the Women of Color Awards Gala and received the Professional Achievement in Industry award.
“It is an honor to be selected as Automotive President and CEO for North America,” Anand said. “I look forward to leading our talented team toward a bright future and providing our customers with leading technological solutions.”