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Vikram Pawah exits Harley Davidson – Is the new Head of BMW India

Vikram Pawah has an experience of over 25 years, of which 21 years was working with Honda Motors, in India and Australia.

Vikram Pawah replaced Anoop Prakash as Harley Davidson India MD back in September 2015. After a stint of a little over 1 year, Vikram Pawah has moved on from his job of being the MD of Harley Davidson India.

In a statement released by Harley Davidson India, they said – “Harley-Davidson confirms that Vikram Pawah, Managing Director for India, has left the company effective December 31, 2016. We would like to thank Vikram for his contribution to our business in India, and we wish him success in his future endeavours.”

Vikram Pawah with the new Harley Davidson line-up.

BMW India today announced that Vikram Pawah will head the BMW Group India operations from 1st March 2017. The existing BMW India Head, Frank Schloeder will assume new position at BMW Group Headquarters in Germany. Mr Schloeder was appointed as Head of BMW India back in April 2016.

Before Harley Davidson India, Vikram Pawah was working with Honda Cars India. At Honda, Mr Pawah was responsible for corporate sales, pan-India sales, product planning, and dealer training & quality. His post there was that of Assistant Vice President & Operating, Head of Sales at Honda Cars India. Before Honda, Vikram Pawah had worked with Jay Engineering Works Ltd and Fun Foods India Pvt. Ltd.


Apart from BMW, Vikram Pawah will also head BMW Motorrad India, Rolls Royce and MINI in India. BMW Motorrad is getting ready for their biggest launch in India yet – G310R. Mr Pawah’s experience of heading Harley Davidson India will help him steer BMW Motorrad to a new high in the country.

Speaking about the new MD of Harley Davidson India, the company stated that they have not decided on the same yet. “In the interim until a new Managing Director for India is appointed, Marc McAllister, VP and Managing Director for International Sales Markets, will oversee India operations, supported by the local team,” the company added.

Academically, Mr Pawah holds a MBA degree from Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia, a post-graduate diploma in Business Management from Institute of Management Studies in Delhi, and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from MLN College, Delhi University.

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  • He decided to exit probably bcz Harley USA didn’t agree on treating Indians same as American customers. They denied to recall street 750 due to brake fault in all models and Vikram Pawah resigned without any notice. Harley accepted the same without giving him any notice. Thats how 31st Dec was his last day in Harley Davidson India.

    He is a very deserving candidate for any post, so BMW would love to hire him immediately. I wish him all the best

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