Porsche India announced yesterday that Pavan Shetty has stepped down from the role of its Director, citing personal reasons.
A company statement said, "Pavan Shetty, Director Porsche India has resigned from his position on July 1, due to personal reasons. An announcement on the permanent replacement will be made in due course of time.”
Shetty had started his career at HSBC sometime in 2000, and then he moved to Castrol India after three-four years. Later in 2004 he joined Tata Motors, where he worked as the product account manager for about three years.
Shetty has also been a part of Ford India as regional sales manager for the western region, for 5 years. In 2012, Pavan moved toLamborghini as the India head and was there for three years and eleven months, majorly responsible for the Italian brands business operations in the country. Then in 2016, he joined Porsche India and oversaw the functions of sales, marketing, after sales and network development. He was also assigned the responsibility of strengthening the brand's presence in India. Now as he resigns from the company, where he is headed next remains unknown.
Meanwhile, for Porsche India the search for Shetty’s successor has begun. Until they find a replacement, Ashish Kaul, Head of Sales, Porsche India will assume responsibility for day-to-day operations, and report directly to Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India.