7th WAF Awards 2019, the most aspirational awards in the Auto Sector

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WAF Awards 2019, the most aspirational awards in the Auto Sector held.

Powered by Research by IIT Delhi



New Delhi | 8th November 2019 | https://worldautoforum.com/awards



The most stringent, transparent and the most aspirational Awards in the Auto sector, WAF Awards 2019, powered by research by IIT Delhi, were held today. There are dozens of awards for the best car, bike and truck. WAF rewards and recognises the winning people behind the Best products & Cos each year!

World Auto Forum Awards, in their 7th edition now, have come to define Platinum performance across the Auto Industry. The stringent Quadruple Elimination Process, multiple Jury rounds, strong research by IIT Delhi Team and neutral observers to ensure transparency make these awards toughest to win and happiest to receive. Organized by World Auto Forum that connects the entire Auto Industry across 125 countries, WAF Awards have become the Platinum Standard in Auto Awards.

Anuj Guglani, CEO, World Auto Forum said, ”This year, over 10 hours of discussions across 2 Jury rounds, over three months of research, and over 75 emails have gone into selecting the winners. As each year, there are Observers during Jury Rounds, No Sponsor partners or Current Auto OEM Employees allowed on Jury and of course Ref Checks after Jury Rounds! This is what makes WAF Awards truly special & unique!”

He further added, ”The winners & their achievements this time are even more special, as the industry faces challenging headwinds, structural shifts in consumer behaviour, policy & regulatory reforms. Each year we encourage the winners to join us with their families and teams as you just can’t undermine the latter’s contribution to their success.”

Before we come to the list of winners, a huge thank you to WAF Jury members, research team and our observers for their immense contribution in selecting the worthy winners.


#wafawards19  Ceremony Videos :   http://bit.ly/WAFAwards19Videos

WAF Awards Jury 2019:

  1. Nikunj Sanghi | Chairman, ASDC & Director, FADA
  2. Dilip Chenoy | Secretary General, FICCI
  3. Anupam Sanghi – Senior Corporate Lawyer
  4. Avik Chattopadhyay – Co-Founder, Expereal
  5. Puneet Kapur – Head, LeanExcell
  6. S Ramaswamy – Managing Partner, Medha Advisors
  7. Dr Akhil Prasad – Country Counsel, Boeing India
  8. AK Birla – Former EVP, Volvo Eicher
  9. Anuj Guglani | CEO, World Auto Forum

Moments from Jury RoundsClick Here 

WAF Awards Observers 2019:

  1. Harsh Vashist, MD Sparsh Auto Tech
  2. Prof MP Gupta, IIT Delhi
  3. Atul Arora , GM – GFK India

IIT Delhi Research team:

  1. Nandeesh Kumar
  2. Kunal Kapadia
  3. Erupudi Venkata Bhavani

And now, on to the winners of WAF Awards 2019, people who keep you on the move, in style & Substance, always!

1 Ravi Kyran R Best HR Head – 2W Category
2 V Sridhar Best Production Head – 2W Category
3 Sarang Kanade Best Marketing & Sales Head – 2W Category
4 Sanjay Bhan Best After Sales Head – 2W Category
5 Royal Enfield Best Marketing & Sales Function – Premium 2W Category
6 P Harihar Best Production Head – CV Category
7 Tata Motors CVBU Best Marketing & Sales Function – CV Category
8 TVS Apache RTR Ethanol Best Product Innovation
9 Kia Seltos Best Product Innovation
10 BlueLink by Hyundai Best Tech Innovation
11 Womens Safety Campaign by Volvo Cars India Best Program Innovation
12 Vijay Sethi Best CSR Head
13 Tata Motors PVBU Best Procurement Function – PV Category
14 Atul Joshi Best HR Head – PV Category
15 Vijay Kalra Best Production Head – PV Category
16 Maruti Suzuki India Best Marketing & Sales Function [Overall Performance] – PV Category
17 S N Barman Best Marketing & Sales Head [Critics Award] – PV Category
18 S Punnaivanam Best After Sales Head – PV Category
19 Santosh Iyer Best Marketing & Sales Head – Premium PV Category
20 Shekhar Bhide Best After Sales Head – Premium PV Category


A word of thanks to all our Partners for their constant support.

Gold Partners: Gallops Motors | Shell | Motor Uncle

Partners: K2B Learning | Indian Auto Company | Autoninja

Annual Media Partners: Auto Tech Review | Patriot

Ceremony Videos : http://bit.ly/WAFAwards19Videos

For more information, please reach Anuj Guglani | 9810552425 | anuj@waf.bz or Mohini Jaisinghani | 9818168778 | mohini@waf.bz .