Chief Purchasing Officer North American Region, Volkswagen and
Executive Vice President of Corporate Purchasing, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Mahesh Kodumudi is Chief Purchasing Officer North American Region, where he oversees all purchasing activities in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. He is also Executive Vice President of Corporate Purchasing for the Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. In this position, he is responsible for steering all purchasing activities in the United States and plays a critical role in developing and implementing supplier relationship strategies.
Before taking over his current position, Kodumudi was President and Managing Director of Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd. He joined the Volkswagen Group in February 2008, prior to which he was the Country Head for India for Valeo SA. Kodumudi has served in the Automotive Industry for over two decades. While most part of his career has been with the automotive supply base in the USA, he has had significant global exposure in India, Europe, and rest of Asia.
Kodumudi received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering in India and a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. He also holds an MBA degree from The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and has specialized in Operations Management by pursuing an Executive Program at INSEAD Business School, France.