New Delhi: Two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp (formerly Hero Honda) on Thursday said it has appointed Sunil Kant Munjal as Joint Managing Director of the Company.

In a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the Company said Munjal has been appointed to the post for a period of five years with effect from August 17, 2011.

The Company said its board of directors has appointed Munjal "by way of passing a Resolution by Circulation on August 17, 2011".

Last week, the Company launched its new brand identity after ending a 26-year-old joint venture with Honda.

In December last year, the Indian promoter of the firm, the BM Munjal family, had agreed to buy out the entire 26 per cent stake of Honda in Hero Honda for Rs 3,841.83 crore.

(Agencies)