K V S Prakash Rao Takes Over as President of FADA

At the 271st Council Meeting held immediately after the 50th AGM on 22nd September 2014 at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi, K V S Prakash Rao was unanimously elected as the President of Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) for the year 2014-15.

K V S Prakash Rao, 44 and a Post-Graduate in Business Management with specialisation in Marketing, is the MD of Garapati Autoventures Pvt Ltd and Managing Partner of Garapati Garage, located at Vijayawada. He is the Managing Partner of Ramcor - dealerships of Piaggio, Eicher and New Holland Tractors and the Proprietor of Kaiser India, a company dealing in Honda Power products. He also deals in Polaris off-road vehicles. Prakash Rao joined the family business in 1991.

He is the Treasurer of The Andhra Chamber of Commerce & Industry as well.

Having been a member of FADA Council for a number of years, he has held various offices in FADA including the office of Hony Secretary in 2010-11 and 2011-12. He was the Vice President of FADA during the years 2012-13 and 2013-14.

At the same meeting, Mr John K Paul, Mr Vinay Sanghi and Mr Mukesh Jain were elected as Vice President, Hony Secretary and Hony Treasurer, respectively, for the year 2014-15.


John K Paul, Vice President

Managing one of the largest groups engaged in retail automobile trade in India, John K Paul is the MD of Popular Vehicles and Services Ltd, Popular Mega Motors (India) Ltd and Director of Popular Kuttukaran Cars Private Ltd, Popular Auto Dealers Pvt Ltd, Popular Auto Spares Pvt Ltd, Popular Autoworks Pvt Ltd. He is also Partner of Kuttukaran Trading Ventures – comprising the divisions of Popular Automobiles, Popular Mill Stores & Kuttukaran Engine Rebuilders, Auto House, Popular Infotech, Kuttukaran Machine Tools.

He is the Managing Trustee of Kuttukaran Foundation running the Kuttukaran Institute for Human Resources Development.

He is an Engineering Graduate from the Regional Engineering College, Calicut. He was the President of the Kerala Chamber of Commerce & Industry for the year 2005-06. He was also the President of both the Kerala Hockey Association and the Ernakulam District Hockey Association. 

John Paul is also the President of Kerala Automobile Dealers Association.

John K Paul has been actively associated with FADA for the last 4-5 years and was Hony Secretary in 2012-13 and 2013-14.


Vinay Sanghi, Hony Secretary

Vinay Sanghi, Promoter & CEO, MXC Solutions Pvt. Ltd has been the driving force behind CarTrade.com since its inception in 2009. Based in Mumbai, he hails from a renowned family engaged in automobile retail business. Sah & Sanghi Group is one of the oldest groups of automobile dealerships in India. Before starting CarTrade.com, Vinay was associated with the Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd. His tenure in the company lasted for 8 years and, as CEO, he was instrumental in taking the company from a start-up to becoming India’s largest used-car company.  Vinay is a well-read professional backed by a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from Sydenham College.


Mukesh Jain, Hony Treasurer

Mukesh Jain, 61, is a Chartered Accountant and has been in automobile business at Delhi for the last 40 years. He also has a vast experience in transportation of vehicles as fleet operator. His expertise lies in costing, finance and marketing.

He is also the Hony Treasurer of the Automobile Traders Association Delhi (ATAD).

He has been actively involved in the activities of FADA for over two decades and holds the position of Hony Treasurer of FADA for the last four years.

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