French auto company, Renault India recently appointed a new VP for Public Affairs and Communication, as the company is takes a second chance in the Indian auto market. They recently announced the appointment Rajiv Mitra for the aforementioned position, which is effective since July 18, 2011.
According to the company statement, Mitra will replace Ashish Sinharoy, the current VP of Public Relations and Communications, who decided to leave his position to be with his family based in Pune. Mitra earlier worked with Hyundai, before which he was an auto journalist for 12 years which included the posts of columnist, editor, as well as hosts of famous auto shows such as TopSpeed and Wheelocity.
Beginning his career as an auto journalist with Auto India back in 1996, he later on worked with editing auto mags like Bike2Car, Auto Motor and Sport. He also wrote for regular columns as well as edited supplements like Top Gear in the English daily, Hindustan Times. Rajiv Mitra has an MBA from the Clarion University of Pennsylvania in USA, with a marketing major as well as a Masters in Psychology.