Mr. Mahesh Kodumudi, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private Limited, is appointed Group Chief Representative for the Volkswagen Group in India with immediate effect. With effect from 1st May 2014, Mr. Thierry Lespiaucq will take over as Managing Director, Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Limited. Mr. Arvind Saxena has resigned from his position as Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars Division in India with immediate effect.
Mr. Mahesh Kodumudi (48), President & Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private Limited is taking over the additional role of Group Chief Representative of Volkswagen Group India with immediate effect. He follows in this position which was formerly held by Mr. Gerasimos Dorizas, who returned to Europe in December 2013.
With effect from 1st May 2014, Mr. Thierry Lespiaucq (58), currently Volkswagen Brand Director, Volkswagen de Mexico, has been appointed as Managing Director, Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Limited. He succeeds Mr. Kodumudi, who had temporarily taken over the additional responsibilities as Head of Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Limited last December.
Mr. Thierry Lespiaucq has been in the automotive industry for thirty five years. He joined the Volkswagen Group as Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars for Volkswagen Group France in May 2004. Before joining Volkswagen Group, he was CEO of Renault-Nissan Suisse and Toyota France and spent 14 years at General Motors handling Sales, After Sales and Service.
Mr. Arvind Saxena (54), who led the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Division as Director for the last 18 months has decided to leave Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Limited by end of February 2014.