Who is P. K. Walia?
School: D.P.S. Mathura Road, New Delhi
University: Booth School of business- University of Chicago
Marital Status: Married
Favourite colors: (Our guess) Bright pastel Yellow and Blue
Goodyear tyres has managed to capture the common man’s attention over the decades , first with tyres for the lunar vehicle , then with tyres for the beast which carries the most powerful man in the world -POTUS and now with their concept tyre that is spherical in shape they have certainly grabbed eyeballs across the globe.
One person who has been associated with the company for more than 30 years is P. K. Walia and he has been on the forefront of leading the company.
His peers and contemporaries have praised his high level of professionalism, leadership skills seem to emanate naturally from his persona. He is known to perform as an achiever above standard benchmarks and his ability to keep his sense of humor alive under all circumstances shields him from stress and pressures that can change the demeanor of lesser mortals.
He has well deservedly won many awards and accolades for himself and his team, and also for Goodyear tyres.
His role as Regional director supply chain ASEAN and later on as Vice President Farm & Commercial Tyre business in India , followed by becoming the Vice President Consumer tyre business gave him the experience of managing strategy that is replete with hurdles which are cross cultural .
People who have worked with him point out that he ensures a high level of efficiency is maintained in the work place, and one thing that is special about him is that he mentor’s talent very well, thus ensuring that there is a continuum of efficiency prevailing in whatever he manages.
P. K. Walia is a very rare person who is a visionary, and he is able to convert his vision into a form that is understood, accepted and implemented by people across borders.