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Gurpratap Boparai, the MD of the Indian subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group – Skoda Vehicle Volkswagen has resigned from his posture as the head of the company.

In an electronic mail response, Skoda Vehicle Volkswagen India verified the growth and claimed Christian Cahn von Seelen will get interim charge of the VW Group’s Indian functions from January 1, 2022, in his capacity as Chairman of SAVWIPL. The successor to Gurpratap Boparai will be introduced shortly.

Owning put in near to forty five months at the group, thirty first December 2021 will be his last day with the group. Boparai made use of to specifically report to the global CEO Thomas Schaeffer.

Boparai who was appointed as the MD of Skoda Vehicle India Private Restricted very first in 2018 led the restructuring of all the group manufacturers less than a new entity – Skoda Vehicle Volkswagen India which presented the Czech manufacturer the lead accountability in the nation.

He spearheaded the Euro 1 billion investment decision prepare of the VW Group’s India two. strategy, which enabled the group to industrialise and build a assortment of hugely localised products and compete in the mainstream marketplace.

The Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun arrives with a localisation of over ninety five% and even the approaching sedans from the two Skoda (Slavia) and Volkswagen will occur with hugely localised information.

It is with deep regret that we accept the resignation of Gurpratap. I would like to thank him for major the Group’s India functions via a intricate merger, and for his excellent position in making certain that the Group’s vital INDIA two. venture was on routine with only small disruptions, inspite of the issues that arose from the pandemic..Thomas Schaefer, World Chairman, ŠKODA Vehicle

In a assertion unveiled by the company, Thomas Schaefer, global Chairman, ŠKODA Vehicle a.s. claimed, “It is with deep regret that we accept the resignation of Gurpratap. I would like to thank him for major the Group’s India functions via a intricate merger, and for his excellent position in making certain that the Group’s vital INDIA two. venture was on routine with only small disruptions, inspite of the issues that arose from the pandemic. The seamless execution of the merger and the success of the items released less than the venture are a testimony to his management and deep comprehending of all areas of the automotive business and of the evolving trends in the auto business. We thank him for his contribution and want him all the very best in his long run endeavours. I am self-confident that the management workforce that efficiently executed the INDIA two. venture less than him, is very well-equipped to get the company to the future level, in line with our India strategy.”

This was a quite hard selection. I am unbelievably proud of what we have attained jointly and self-confident that the workforce will continue on to innovate, excel and produce beyond its commitments. The INDIA two. venture was executed on time thanks to their endeavours, at prioritizing the Indian functions in particular in the encounter of the latest provide chain disruptionsGurpratap Boparai, MD, ŠKODA Vehicle Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd

“This was a quite hard selection. I am unbelievably proud of what we have attained jointly and self-confident that the workforce will continue on to innovate, excel and produce beyond its commitments. The INDIA two. venture was executed on time thanks to their endeavours, at prioritizing the Indian functions in particular in the encounter of the latest provide chain disruptions.” claimed Gurpratap Boparai, Running Director, ŠKODA Vehicle Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd on his departure.

The Group is set to near to expand its 2021 volumes by over 80% and it is very well on course to double its volumes in 2022, with comprehensive calendar year volumes of the new SUVs Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun and incremental volumes coming from the Skoda Slavia and a Volkswagen manufacturers new sedan.

Prior to Skoda Vehicle Volkswagen – Boparai was responsible for the industralisation of the very first Jeep model in India – the Compass SUV. He was the CEO of Fiat India Private Restricted – the 50:50 JV with Tata Motors for practically five years. He has over three decades in the automotive business with a deep comprehending of producing cars and trucks and powertrains.

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