Rajeev Chaba

President and Managing Director, MG Motor India

Rajeev Chaba is the President and Managing Director of MG Motor India, the India unit of the iconic Morris Garages British brand. As one of the most renowned automotive experts with over three decades of industry experience, Mr. Chaba has been instrumental in driving the MG brand in the country in a start-up-like setting.

In his role at MG Motor India, Mr. Chaba has nurtured a strong, organization-wide focus on technology & Gender Diversity as key differentiators. Under his leadership, the marquee brand has successfully introduced 3 products within 18 months of operations with its products focused on Connected, Electric, Shared & Autonomous (CASE).

Over the course of his career, Mr. Chaba has held various senior positions within the top global automotive brands such as Chevrolet, Cadillac, Opel & Buick across multiple international markets. In 2005, he was the President & MD of GM in India. He has also served as the VP of Marketing & Sales at Shanghai-General Motors (SGM) in China and as the Chairman & MD for GM in North Africa & Egypt. Mr. Chaba started his career with Eicher Motors in 1990 after completing his Masters’ degree from IIM Bangalore.

Prior to joining MG Motor India, Mr. Chaba was the Global COO at Vanguard Logistics, Los Angeles (the USA) being the Operating Partner at UK-based private equity firm ManCapital.

Mr. Chaba has also bagged several awards & recognitions during his illustrious career including ‘Automotive Man of The Year’ by Autocar Professional 2019, ‘Editor’s Choice Award for 2020’ by CSR Times, ‘Top 100 Marketing Leaders’, & Distinguished Alumni Awards from his Alma mater.

Mr. Chaba is a regular speaker in various Industry forums & business schools. During his term at MG, he has also initiated various community development programs including underprivileged girl child education, donation of ambulances towards healthcare services, facilitating ventilator production/Masks during Covid times, traffic & road safety education, and women employability projects.