Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), the apex body of automobile dealers in India, has appointed Saharsh Damani as its first CEO with immediate effect.
Backed with a career spanning more than a decade in various Liaising, M&A, Strategy and Research related roles, Damani will drive FADA’s work and support the Executive Committee, the Council and the dealer community at large in seeking solutions on issues related to auto retail industry.
Damani will also endeavour to build a strong and sustainable auto retail sector in India. He has a proven track record of taking Federations ahead in the game in his previous two roles at the All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF) and Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), the preeminent body of Digital Cable TV Operators and Television Broadcasters in India.
In addition to Media & Entertainment, the first CEO of FADA has served in multiple industries including Information Technology, Building Materials and Life Sciences, on M&A, Strategy and Research related areas.
John K Paul, president of FADA said, “As major disruptions become the order of the day, and with the auto retail industry in the cusp of some of the most transformative changes since the times of Henry Ford, it is imperative that FADA, as the apex body of automobile dealers associations in India, strategize and engage consistently with one and all, to leverage the best possible outcome for the industry.
To achieve this, Saharsh Damani’s service for FADA as CEO should definitely take us forward in giant leaps, given his immense talent and career experience, apart from imparting a professional orientation and corporate culture to FADA’s initiatives”.
Damani graduated in Accountancy Honours and went on to do his Masters in Finance (Gold Medallist) followed by CFA and MBA (Finance & Marketing).