After the announcement of Roland Bouchara as CEO and Managing Director for Stellantis in India earlier in April 2021, the company has announced key leadership appointments for its operations in India.
Saurabh Vatsa and Nipun J Mahajan will now be responsible for the Citroën brand and Jeep brand in India, respectively.
In his new role, Vatsa will be responsible for Sales, Marketing, Aftersales, Product Planning and PR functions for Citroën in India. With over 25 years of experience, Vatsa joined PSA in 2018 as Senior Director, Marketing and Corporate Communications. He has been instrumental in devising and implementing the unique strategy for the launch of Citroën brand and C5 Aircross SUV in India.
For the Jeep brand, Mahajan will be responsible for sales, marketing, aftersales, product planning and PR functions in India. Mahajan has over 25 years of experience in the automotive industry and has been with the Jeep brand for five years in the position of Vice-President, Sales Operations and Network Development. He has been instrumental in launching the Jeep brand in India and achieving the 50,000 sales milestone for the Jeep Compass.
Vatsa and Mahajan will report directly to Bouchara, CEO and MD for Stellantis in India.
“I am pleased to welcome Saurabh and Nipun to our India leadership team. These appointments are a continuation of the seamless integration process that has been well underway since Stellantis was born,” said Bouchara. “Both Saurabh and Nipun brings to their position a series of stellar achievements and rich industry experience from which our customers, partners and the Group as a whole will benefit greatly.”
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