Arun completed his MBA from IIM-Calcutta in 1983 and joined the automobile industry when it was at a nascent stage in India. For over the last three decades has been a part of the growth of the Indian auto industry having worked with Bajaj Auto, Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra and Nissan India. His last corporate assignment was as Managing Director, Nissan Motors India (2014-2018). In his corporate journey, he has travelled extensively through the length and breadth of India. He has been deeply involved in areas of brand building, strategic marketing, retail network expansion, training, rural marketing, customer-centric initiatives, industry policies and formulating group-level strategies. He has attended Executive Management programs in Kellogs School of Management, Chicago (2009) and Harvard Business School, Boston (2011) and served as an Executive Council member of SIAM, the apex body of the Auto Industry and was the Chairman of Auto Expo’18 held in Delhi.
Presently Arun is a strategic consultant and advisor in the auto industry domain. He is an independent director on the board of Lumax Auto Technologies Ltd., Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd. and NBS International Ltd (Mahindra Group Company).