After spearheading a wide array of functional areas and donning the captain’s hat in a range of training and development modules over the past 10 years, Manav Kapur, Executive Director of Steelbird International, has been elevated to the Chairperson’s position for the 2023-2025 chapter of ACMA-YBLF (Young Business Leaders’ Forum). He was nominated as Co-Chair in 2022.
Akhilesh Rai, Director, Chief Strategy Officer at Suprajit has been appointed as the new Co-Chair and Sunjay Kapur, Immediate Past President of ACMA will serve as the Chief Mentor of ACMA-YBLF.
Kapur succeeds the outgoing Chairperson Nishant Jairath, Executive Director of Metalman Auto.
On the appointment, Manav Kapur, Chairperson of ACMA-YBLF, said “ It is exciting times indeed, with the Indian Auto Components industry having clocked the highest-ever turnover of Rs. 5.6 lakh crores (USD 69.7 billion), growing at 32.8 per cent in FY 2022-23. The budding entrepreneurs of tomorrow must be equipped to lead the change in the customer space, category and synergise with the macro trends. I thus see my big role in the next 2 years in providing experiential learning, imparting knowledge, building skill sets and motivating a bright young group of people in the 25-40 age group.”
ACMA-YBLF is a platform to facilitate the convergence of hundreds of 2nd and 3rd generation entrepreneurs of the automotive component industry.