Japanese auto major Nissan has appointed former Skoda Auto India brand Head, Thomas Kuehl as President of its Indian operations.
In his new role, Kuehl will head all operations in India, including marketing and sales, manufacturing, and research and development.
He will replace Guillaume Sicard, who stepped down recently to take up a new post with Alliance partner Renault as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Asia Pacific and MD, South Asia, as said in a statement by Nissan.
Nissan is poised for a significant growth with an expanding range of great products, technologies and services across the Nissan and Datsun brands and a well-established and quality-driven national retail network, supported by local production and R&D in Chennai,” Kuehl said.
"Thanks to his diverse and deep global auto industry experience, Thomas will help drive our business forward with a focus on delivering the best products and satisfaction for our customers, dealers and employees in India," said Peyman Kargar, Chairman of Nissan's Africa, Middle East and India region.
Kuehl will take charge of his new assignment from October one, 2017 and will be responsible for both Nissan and Datsun brands. He will be based in the headquarters of Nissan India Motors in Gurgaon and report to Peyman Kargar, Chairman of Nissan’s Africa, Middle East and India region.
Nissan India is an increasingly important part of Nissan's future growth plans, Kargar added.