The need for a new BMW India head arose because of the sudden demise of the dynamic Rudratej Singh…
BMW received two shocks recently when its sales head and President (and CEO) Rudratej Singh (Rudy) passed away. In Rudy’s absence, Arlindo Teixeira, Chief Financial Officer of the company has been carrying out the role of acting President.
In a latest update, BMW has appointed Vikram Pawah as the new President of the company with effect from 1st August 2020. Mr Pawah will continue in his present role of Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group Australia and New Zealand.
Pawah is not a new name for India as he joined BMW in 2017 as BMW India’s President and the following year he was appointed as the head of Australia and New Zealand.
On this occasion, Mr Hendrik von Kuenheim, Senior Vice President, Region Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, BMW said,
Under the leadership of Mr. Vikram Pawah, BMW Group has successfully stood ground in a fiercely competitive environment and gained significant momentum in both Indian and Australian luxury car markets. As a priority market, India presents tremendous potential for future growth and development of the luxury automotive segment. Mr. Pawah brings excellent preconditions to navigate BMW Group India in a challenging business situation due the ongoing corona pandemic. We are confident that his strategic thinking, hands-on approach and ability to drive people will navigate the organisation in these turbulent times.
BMW Group operates the BMW, MINI and the Motorrad brands in India and focuses on the premium spectrum of the market. The company has also launched a new logo along with a fresh and aggressive #JustCantWait campaign.