CS Gopala Krishnan
Assistant Vice President – Production, Hyundai Motor India Limited

A Mechanical Engineer with a Management post-graduate degree, Gopala Krishnan is one of the senior members of Hyundai Motor India’s Production team, and is a part of Hyundai Motor Group’s Global professional leadership.

Gopala Krishnan has over 30 years of experience in Automotive Manufacturing across a wide spectrum of functions. After a brief stint in Maruti Udyog Limited, Gopal joined Hyundai Motor India Limited in 1997, as part of the initial team putting up the production facility in Chennai. In Hyundai he has led various departments including Stamping, Welding, Assembly Shop and so on. He currently heads the Power train Unit, a world-class facility with many industry firsts to its credit.

During his tenure, many successful new initiatives  were implemented to improve productivity, Quality, Safety metrics. Key achievements under his leadership were lean operation, proactive approach in new model development, quick stabilization of new products.

Gopal is an active member of CII manufacturing committee – Tamil Nadu.