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Gaurav Vangaal

Associate Director, Light Vehicle Production Forecast, Indian Subcontinent

Associate Director, Light Vehicle Production Forecast, Indian subcontinent at S&P Global Mobility, has over a decade of varied working experience in the automotive sector.

Gaurav is an IIM-A alumnus and one of the leading analysts available in today's Indian automotive market. Before joining S&P Global, he has worked on a production line for the Volkswagen Group's Skoda plant in Aurangabad. He also led the corporate research for a leading auto component maker, Magneti Marelli of Fiat Group. Gaurav holds a critical responsibility of forecasting on the Indian market, which is amongst the most complex markets in the world due to its regulatory uncertainty and diverse customer base, who have a different buying behavior. He also assists global carmakers on product clinics, while providing expertise on market entry segments & features for price bundling. Gaurav also holds the responsibility to interact with all C-level clients for IHS Markit in India for his domain.

He is an MBA and also has a Mechanical Engineering degree. He recently completed his studies on Data analytics with Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning from IIM- Ahmedabad. His specialization includes Forecasting & Product Planning, Data Analytics(AI/ML/Tableau), and Market Intelligence.

In addition, Gaurav can be seen on panel discussions on primetime shows(like India Development Debate) or quoted by leading Indian and international media houses like The Economic Times, CNBC, ET Now, Zee Business, Bloomberg TV, Reuters, Nikkei Japan, India Today group etc. He also pens down his special columns with Financial Express and Autocar pro etc.