Volkswagen India rejigs top management

Saturday 01 March 2014, 10:16 AM by

Volkswagen Group India has made some major changes in the top level of its management. Mr. Mahesh Kodumudi, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private Limited has now been appointed as the Group Chief Representative for Volkswagen Group India. Effective May 1st, 2014, Mr. Thierry Lespiaucq will join as the Managing Director, Volkswagen Sales India Private Limited. Mr. Arvind Saxena, has resigned from the position of Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars Division in India.

Volkswagen India rejigs top management |
Volkswagen India rejigs top management

Mr. Mahesh Kodumudi will also take over an additional responsibility of Group Chief Representative of Volkswagen Group India with immediate effect which was earlier looked after by Mr. Gerasimos Dorizas, who returned to Europe in December 2013.

With effect from1st May 2014, Mr. Thierry Lespiaucq, who is currently positioned as Volkswagen Brand Director, Volkswagen de Mexico, has been appointed as Managing Director, Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Limited. He supersedes Mr. Kodumudi, who had temporarily taken over additional responsibilities as Head of Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Limited last December.

Mr. Thierry Lespiaucq has been working in the automotive industry for over 35 years. In May 2004, he joined Volkswagen Group as Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars for Volkswagen Group France. Prior to joining Volkswagen, he was CEO at Renault-Nissan Suisse and Toyota France. He also worked for 14 years at General Motors in Sales, After Sales and Service division.

Mr. Arvind Saxena, who had been leading Volkswagen Passenger Cars Division as Director for the last one and a half years, has now decided to leave Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Limited.

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