Volkswagen appoints MD for India operation

Volkswagen appoints MD for India operation

Author | Source: Business Standard | Saturday, Jul 12,2008 8:40 AM

Volkswagen appoints MD for India operation

Europe's largest car maker, Volkswagen has appointed Makham Dhalivaal as managing director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars India. He will replace Andreas Prinz who has successfully completed his tenure in India.

Dhalivaal will head sales, after-sales, and marketing for all locally produced and imported vehicles of the German company, stated a company release.

Joerg Mueller, president and MD of Volkswagen India, said, "I am confident that Dhalivaal with his rich professional experience will take the Volkswagen brand in its endeavour to further consolidate its presence and outreach in the Indian automobile market."

Dhalivaal has more than 25 years of experience in the automotive industry. Before joining Bentley Motors in 2000, he served as regional director and head of National Sales Team for Volvo Cars where he was responsible for the UK-sales performance.

In the early 1990s he also had a stint in retail, holding a position of MD and general manager for a Volvo car dealership. During his tenure with Bentley Motors, he held several directorship positions including head of UK operations. In his last role as global director of network development, he successfully implemented a 5-year worldwide franchise development strategy and set up a dealer business development programme for key markets around the world.

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