The fact that they are holding meetings with dealers to address the core concerns, and also that he is admiting policy issues for dealing with dealerships mean that partners are being heard for issues on the ground. @Vidhyashankar Kannan, he certainly has a lot more flexibility to run the operations and answerable only to management abroad from the things he has mentioned and looks obvious that way. So yes he has full authority over their strategy here. Because he alone will be accountable for any future failures as far as board is concerned. EDIT: @bibin, Amen..!