Avik Chattopadhyay has put in his papers as Marketing Head at Volkswagen India, confirm industry sources. He had headed marketing, product planning and press relations functions for Volkswagen Passenger Cars in India.
Chattopadhyay has been in the automotive industry for over two decades and has worked across segments such as cars, petroleum products and tyres.
He has worked across functions and responsibilities, across nationalities and market boundaries, from start-ups to market leaders. His earlier assignments include Maruti Suzuki, Apollo Tyres, IBP Caltex and ExxonMobil (Indo Mobil). He also had a stint at a brand consulting firm for a year.
Some of his specialities include: strategic planning, product planning, mergers & acquisitions, integration, branding & identity, channel management and vendor development.