GM India creates new leadership positions to strengthen business

GM India has created two new leadership positions within its organizational structure namely Chief Operating Officer (COO) and vice president of sales. The company has filled the new positions with highly experienced executives.

Kaher Khazem – COO, GM India

Kaher Kazem, Chief Operating Officer (COO), GM India
Kaher Kazem, Chief Operating Officer (COO), GM India

Mr. Khazem is transferred from his previous position of president and managing director of GM Uzbekistan. In his new rule as GM India’s COO, he will take care of industrial part of the operations. A GM veteran since 1995, he started with GM Holden of Australia as a senior engineering and handled several leadership positions including vice president of manufacturing and quality, GM Thailand. He will be based at Talegaon plant in Maharashtra.

Hardeep Singh Brar – vice president of sales, GM India

Mr. Brar had been VW Group Sales India’s head of network and dealer development since 2012. His automotive career started with Maruti Suzuki in 1995 where he held leadership positions including head of DGM – Dealer development. He will operate from GM India’s corporate office at Gurgaon.

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Jack Uppal – Vice president of marketing and customer experience, GM India

Mr. Uppal is another non-Indian appointment. He already has an exposure to GM India since he has been assisting Stefan Jacoby, GM Executive Vice President and President of GMI, since 2013. Mr. Uppal had worked for GM Canada and Middle East. He too will be based at Gurgaon.

The new top executives will be reporting to Arvind Saxena, president and managing director, GM India. The company also announced that Rajesh Singh, GM India Vice President of Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing, chose to leave.