Volkswagen may rope in Marketing Head of Hyundai, following his resignation

Monday 23 July 2012, 11:39 AM by

The Indian subsidiary of South Korean automotive giant, Hyundai Motor has declared that its Director, Marketing and Sales, Arvind Saxena has submitted his final papers to the company. He joined Hyundai India as the Vice-President of the company about seven years ago.

After resigning, Saxena quoted, “I will always cherish the time spent at HMIL. The organisation has been open to ideas and I have personally learnt a lot from the time spent at Hyundai Motor India. The company has a strong succession plan in place manned by very capable individuals who I am sure will take the company to the next level.”

Managing Director, Hyundai Motor India, B.S. Seo expressed that the company has benefited with the association of Saxena and vice-versa. He also stated that the erstwhile Marketing and Sales Director has mentored the operations for years and also contributed significantly in company's success, while wishing him the best for future.

On the other hand, the resignation of some of the Senior Marketing Executives from the stable of Volkswagen has been doing rounds recently with Director of passenger cars, Neeraj Garg calling it quits. Garg holds the credit for introducing six brands of VW in India. Sandeep Mandrekar, serving the company as Head of sales, was the other VW personnel to submit his papers.

Following with these resignations, the recently appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Volkswagen, Gerry Dorizas has been head hunting to fill the gaps from Maruti Suzuki. The position left by Garg has already been offered to the Chief General Manager (CGM), Marketing, Maruti Suzuki, Shashank Srivastava. However, nothing has been finalised as of now.

Considering turn of the event, it is possible that Saxena's resignation could be a step towards joining the German luxury car marque. According to a source, “After Hyundai, Saxena will join Volkswagen's Indian operation. He is likely to head the marketing division of the Volkswagen brand in the country.” However, the information remains to be confirmed by both the parties.

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