JK Tyre's CMD conferred with Mexico's highest civilian award
New Delhi: Dr. Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, has been conferred with 'Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle', the highest honour accorded to non-nationals by the Government of Mexico. On the eve of the 128th National Day of Mexico, Melba Pría, Ambassador of Mexico to India presented the award to Dr. Singhania on behalf of the President of Mexico.
The top honor is in recognition of Dr. Singhania's exemplary leadership, his noteworthy services towards humanity and his efforts to strengthen bilateral ties between India and Mexico.
JK Tyre had acquired JK Tornel – a tyre brand based out of Mexico – in 2008.
Products from the three factories of Tornel have a significant presence in North America and parts of Europe where JK Tornel is well known brand. Even taxis of some international auto brands in New York run on JK Tyres.
Receiving the award, Dr. Singhania said, "I am honored with the recognition that Her Excellency Ms. Melba Pría has conferred upon me.
It has been a privilege to have played a role in creating interest among Indian businesses in investing in Mexico. I have fond memories of my first conversation about Tornel with then President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, and the rest, as they say, is history. The government of Mexico has indeed given boost to business by welcoming foreign investment. It is a reflection of the Mexican government's helpful attitude towards industry, something that is worth looking up to for other countries too."