Skoda Auto Volkswagen India head quits, successor but to be introduced


Gurpratap Boparai, managing director, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (SAVWIPL) has resigned from the corporate with impact from January 1, 2022. Christian Cahn von Seelen will take interim cost of the VW Group’s Indian operations in his capability as Chairman of SAVWIPL, the corporate stated in a press release on Wednesday.

Boparai joined the Group in April 2018 as MD SKODA AUTO India. He was entrusted with the accountability to guide the merger of three VW Group entities specifically Volkswagen India, SKODA Auto India and Volkswagen Group Gross sales India because the MD of the merged entity SAVWIPL. He was instrumental in main the VW Group in its endeavour to sustainably strengthen its place within the Indian market.

He led the India 2.0 venture, below which the group has launched two merchandise up to now – the SKODA KUSHAQ and VW Taigun, which marked the group’s entry into the promising mid-sized SUV phase within the nation.

The successor to Gurpratap Boparai will probably be introduced shortly. “It’s with deep remorse that we settle for the resignation of Gurpratap,” Thomas Schaefer, Chairman, SKODA AUTO a.s. stated within the assertion thanking him for main the Group’s India operations via a posh merger, and for his excellent function in guaranteeing that the Group’s necessary INDIA 2.0 venture was on schedule with solely minimal disruptions. This was regardless of the challenges that arose from the pandemic.

“I’m assured that the management group that efficiently executed the INDIA 2.0 venture below him, is well-equipped to take the corporate to the following stage, according to our India technique,” he stated.

“It has been my honour and privilege to guide this implausible group at SAVWIPL. This was a really tough resolution. I’m extremely pleased with what we’ve got completed collectively and assured that the group will proceed to innovate, excel and ship past its commitments. I wish to thank Thomas Schaefer and Christian Cahn von Seelen and the group at HQ for his or her help and dedication to the India operations. The INDIA 2.0 venture was executed on time because of their endeavours, at prioritising Indian operations, particularly within the face of the latest provide chain disruptions,” stated Boparai.

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