Bhubaneswars/New Delhi: Renault SAS France, announced a Leadership change in India effective March 1st 2019. Mr. Venkatram Mamillapalle will takeover as Managing Director for Renault India Private Limited and Head of Renault Operations in India from Mr. Sumit Sawhney, who will be moving to a new position within the group.
Commenting on this change, Mr. Fabrice Cambolive, Senior Vice-President, Chairman, Africa-Middle-East-India Region, shared, “Over the last six years, Sumit has been instrumental in laying a strong foundation for establishing and growing the Renault brand in India. Under his leadership, Renault has become the number one European brand in this highly competitive and dynamic automotive market with two strong pillar models Duster and Kwid. Sumit has ensured that the India team, together with all our partners, work towards a single focus of achieving the important ambitions laid out for the Indian market and has also worked towards ensuring the future line up for the country. Sumit will continue to be the member of Africa-Middle East India Region executive committee and his new position will be announced soon”.
Mr. Venkatram Mamillapalle who till recently was the Head of Renault-Nissan-Avtovaz Purchasing Organisation in Russia, comes with extensive automotive experience and has worked with various Indian and International OEM’s. He will report to Mr. Fabrice Cambolive – Chairman, AMI Region for Groupe Renault.
“India is an important market for Groupe Renault’s future growth plans. I am confident that Venkatram will build on the momentum and will further drive the growth and performance of our operations in India”, concluded Mr. Cambolive.
Renault India Pvt. Ltd. is a fully owned subsidiary of Renault S.A.S. France. Renault India cars are manufactured in the manufacturing facility located in Oragadam, Chennai, with a capacity of 480,000 units per annum. Currently, Renault India also has a widespread presence of more than 350 sales and 264 service facilities across the country with benchmark sales and service quality.
Renault India’s product line up and services have seen strong recognition among customers and industry experts alike, winning more than 60 titles, making Renault India one of the most awarded automotive brands in a single year in India. The Renault KWID has already bagged 32 awards, including 10 ‘Car of the Year’ Awards.