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Scania appoints Petr Novotny as Managing Director for India operations

Novotny will drive growth strategy for Scania India and bring strategic direction to grow the company from strength to strength

Petr Novotny

Scania India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd., which deals in mobility solutions, has announced Petr Novotny as the new Managing Director for its India operations.

At Scania India, Novotny will drive the growth strategy for Scania India, to bring a strategic direction to grow the company from strength to strength, with a new vision and mission.

Prior to working with Scania, Novotny worked with Philip Morris International, Coca-Cola and Deloitte in various leadership capacities, bringing about a decade’s experience to lead the Scania Group in India.

With the Scania group for over 11 years, Novotny has worked in various international locations, has held key positions in the sales organisations, financial services, including further responsibilities in information systems, human resources, network development and purchasing verticals across various markets.

Speaking on his new role, Novotny said, “I feel privileged to receive this opportunity, and I am excited to lead the India business for Scania at a time when the industry is undergoing a tremendous transformation. India is a significant market for us in terms of growth, and we are committed to bringing world-class sustainable products and solutions to further fuel the automotive industry. I look forward to working closely with the teams and industry partners to drive growth for Scania India and the automotive industry in the region.”

Novotny was born in Czechoslovakia, is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant from ACCA and is also a Certified Internal Auditor from the Institute of Internal Auditors, Florida, USA. Apart from this Novotny has completed his MSc and BSc in Economics from the University of Economics, Prague; a Business Administration degree from Aberystwyth University, Wales; and Executive Training Program from Stockholm School of Economics.

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