BENGALURU, Karnataka, India, 10 February 2022: Air filter manufacturing company, AAF International, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, in the United States, and a part of the Daikin Group, appointed Shailesh Nigam as Chief Operating Officer for EEMEA, CIS & SAARC countries, effective January 2022, the company said through a Press release.
According to the company, Shailesh has been working with AAF India since July 2020, overseeing India, Sri Lanka and eastern Africa operations. He developed a comprehensive operation and logistics strategy and led improvements through advanced analytics, processes, and systems, the company said. Shailesh has a total experience of 30 years, including 10 in the Middle East. A mechanical engineer and a marketing management postgraduate, his core experience has been in HVAC sales and marketing, the company said, elaborating that he has worked with Trane, Blue Star, McQuay and Fedders Lloyd.
As COO, Nigam will report to Daikin Japan Headquarter (Filter Division), the company said. He will lead key management and cross-functional operations, including acquisitions, reconditioning, logistics, sales-support, customer experience and growth operations, and shall be responsible for taking AAF to the next level in the region, the company said.
Filter Division Japan said, “Shailesh is a transformational leader and proven change agent with deep experience in operations and logistics management, as an innovative and seasoned executive who relies on data and analytics to drive execution. We are confident Shailesh will be a tremendous asset as we continue to manage organisational growth, scale our operations, execute our strategic plan and pursue our path to profitability. We are delighted to welcome Shailesh Nigam to the board.”
Nigam said, “I am excited to take up the new role as COO and look forward to using my experience in operations management and business transformation to help AAF build on its success, execute its growth plan and drive operational improvements across the organization.”