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Senior level promotions at GM: New roles for Ankush Arora, Gaurav Gupta, Sumit Sawhney

09-July-2010
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Senior level promotions at GM: New roles for Ankush Arora, Gaurav Gupta, Sumit Sawhney

General Motors has effected some senior level promotions. Ankush Arora, Vice President, Sales, Aftersales and Marketing, has been made Vice President of GMDAT Domestic and Export Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, based in Korea. Arora takes charge of his new role from August 1.

Meanwhile, Sumit Sawhney is replacing Arora. Sawhney has been promoted as Head of Passenger Cars. He was earlier heading sales. Senior sources close to the development have confirmed the news.

Gaurav Gupta has been promoted as Business Head – Commercial Vehicle Operations and Strategic Business Development. With this, he joins the GM India leadership team and will report to Karl Slym. Gupta has over 15 years’ experience and in his recent assignment as Director, Marketing, had helped in growing the Chevrolet brand in India and also ensuring the successful launch of the Chevrolet Cruze and Beat in India.

In his new role, Gupta will be responsible for outlining GM’s strategy for entry into the commercial vehicle segment, which will be a significant part of the auto major’s India growth strategy in the coming future. He will also assume the responsibility of strategic business development to identify areas of further growing the company’s revenue and market presence in India.

Gupta will be supported by a team of professionals in the areas of Marketing, Network development, Service, Parts and Product, which will be announced shortly. He has earlier work experience in China in GM’s Regional Asia Pacific Team.

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