GM India appoints new VP for Marketing, Sales and After Sales

With effect from January 1, 2013, Rajesh Singh will take over as new Vice President – Marketing, Sales and After Sales at General Motors India….

With effect from January 1, 2013, Rajesh Singh will take over as new Vice President – Marketing, Sales and After Sales at General Motors India. Rajesh Singh will replace Ashwani Muppasani, who had assumed this role on an interim basis in August 2012 and moves on to assume a new role of General Manager with GM India.

On assuming office, Rajesh Singh will be responsible for all Vehicle Sales, Service along with Marketing strategies at GM India. Singh will operate from the company’s corporate office in Gurgaon while he will have to report to the GM India President and Managing Director.

Rajesh Singh has over 20 years of experience in sales, service and marketing having started his career with Maruti in 1992 where he has held various offices both at regional and national levels. In 2012, Singh joined Havells India Limited as Senior VP Sales and Marketing and now gets ready to assume his new office from the start of 2013. Rajesh Singh holds a PGDM from IIM Calcutta and B.Tech. from IIT Delhi.  For more information, scroll down.

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GM India appoints Rajesh Singh as new Vice President Marketing, Sales & After- Sales

New Delhi: General Motors India today announced the appointment of Mr. Rajesh Singh as the new Vice President – Sales, Marketing & Aftersales, with effect from Jan 1, 2013.

Rajesh Singh will be responsible for the complete Vehicle Sales, Servicing & Marketing (VSSM) function of GM India. He will be based at the Corporate Office in Gurgaon and will report to the President & Managing Director of GM India.

“GM regards India as a significant growth opportunity and we are delighted to have Rajesh Singh leading our marketing, sales and service operations to accelerate our momentum here,” said Lowell Paddock, President and Managing Director, General Motors India. “We are confident that Rajesh, with his wealth of experience in the field of vehicle sales, service and marketing, will accelerate GM’s emergence as a significant volume player in Indian market,” added Paddock.

Rajesh Singh brings with him over 20 years of experience in vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing. He began his career with Maruti in 1992 and has held various sales, marketing and network development positions at regional and national levels for Maruti. Earlier this year, he joined Havells India Ltd as Senior Vice President (Sales & Marketing).

Rajesh Singh holds a PGDM from IIM, Calcutta and B.Tech. from IIT, Delhi.

Following a transition period, Rajesh Singh will replace Ashwani Muppasani, who had assumed the VSSM leadership role on an interim basis in August this year. In both his role as Vice President of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain as well as Vice President of VSSM, Mr. Muppasani has made a significant contribution to the growth of GM’s business in India. “In addition to his important activities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our component Purchasing and Supply Chain Operations, Mr. Muppasani strengthened our sales and marketing operations and as well as supporting the successful launch of the Sail U-VA. He has played an instrumental role in growing our operations here in India.”

Ashwani Muppasani will be moving on to a new role in GM, which will be announced separately.

About General Motors India:
General Motors India has completed 16 years of operation in India. It started its journey in 1996 and now offers products under the Chevrolet brand, which was introduced in India in 2003. Last year, about 4.76 million Chevrolets were sold in more than 140 countries, or one every 6.65 seconds. Chevrolet, one of the fastest growing automotive nameplates in India, provides consumers with fuel-efficient, safe and reliable vehicles that deliver high quality, expressive design, spirited performance and value. With a wide range of product portfolio including Chevrolet Spark, Chevrolet Beat, Chevrolet Sail U-VA, Chevrolet Captiva, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Tavera for sale in India, GM India operates state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Halol, Gujarat and in Talegaon, Maharashtra. More information regarding Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.co.in