Skoda Auto Volkswagen India (SAVWIPL) has introduced Piyush Arora would be the new managing director of the corporate, with impact from March 1. He succeeds Gurpratap Boparai and shall be chargeable for increasing the Volkswagen Group’s enterprise in India, together with the current India 2.0 venture.
Skoda Auto Volkswagen India oversees the India operations of 5 Volkswagen Group manufacturers — Skoda, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and Lamborghini.
“I want to thank Gurpratap Boparai for his excellent efficiency as managing director of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India. On the similar time, I additionally lengthen a heat welcome to Piyush Arora,” mentioned Thomas Schafer, CEO of Skoda Auto. “His activity shall be to advance and sustainably increase the Volkswagen Group’s enterprise in India.”
Volkswagen and Skoda will finalise the rollout of the India 2.0 venture this 12 months with the Skoda Slavia and Virtus from Volkswagen, together with commencing exports of the India 2.0 autos throughout the globe.
Christian Cahn von Seelen, chairman, SAVWIPL, added, “Regardless of the challenges posed by the pandemic and the worldwide chip scarcity, we recorded a 76% progress throughout our 5 manufacturers. I’m assured Piyush Arora’s confirmed management will assist us additional construct on this robust momentum and proceed on a sustainable progress path in 2022 and the years forward.”
Piyush comes with 30 years of expertise within the automotive trade. He began his profession with Tata Motors and later joined Mercedes-Benz India, the place he held a number of senior positions. Most just lately, he oversaw the enterprise operations for Mercedes-Benz India as its government director and head of operations.