Mr. Sumit Sawhney joins as Executive Director, Marketing & Sales – Renault India

Renault India announced the appointment of Mr. Sumit Sawhney, an automotive professional of many years in the Indian market to spearhead its marketing & sales activities in the Indian market.

Coming on the heels of a slew of successful launch of five products for the Indian market in 16 months this will further boost Renault India’s attempt to create for itself a significant position in India.

Mr. Sawhney joins Renault India as Executive Director, Marketing & Sales from October 18, 2012. He brings with him 17 years of automotive experience. In his previous company he has been leading the sales, marketing and after sales activities. He has occupied diverse positions at different levels and fields. In Renault India, he will be based in Chennai and assume charge of Sales and Marketing on November 1st 2012 and will report to Mr. Marc Nassif, MD Renault India Pvt Ltd.

With fast growing sales volume and rapidly increasing dealer network which will spawn over 100 outlets by the end of 2012, Renault top management opted for a local player as the professional who will lead Renault marketing & sales efforts in the Indian market.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Marc Nassif, MD, Renault India Pvt Ltd said “Mr. Curran has been instrumental in setting Renault India on a growth trajectory and we fully appreciate his contribution to the company and we wish him the very best for his next assignment. At the same time we welcome Mr. Sawhney in to the Renault family and we are confident that with his vast experience and understanding of the dynamics of the Indian automobile industry he will ensure that Renault India is on the right path to grow rapidly. It is time for Renault to localize not only products (which it has rapidly done) but also the talent pool for human resources.”

Renault sells five models – the Fluence, the premium sedan, Koleos the top-of-the-line SUV, Pulse – the premium compact, Duster the popular SUV and the recently launched mid size sedan  – the Scala.

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