With the new year, it seems, all manufacturers are in a rejig mood of the top ranks. After Ford, Renault the latest to join is General Motors India. In an official communication, GM has shared that they have roped in Arvind Saxena as the President & MD of the company.
Arvind’s last stint was with Volkswagen India where he headed their passenger cars division as an MD and was also a Board of Directors member of Volkswagen Group Sales of India.
Arvind is an Engineer from Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Lucknow University. Arvind replaces Lowell Paddock who headed the company for two years since 2012. Paddock moves to General Motors International Operations as a Vice President of Planning & Programme Management.
Arvind Saxena has a total of more than two decades of experience and he has worked with a myriad of Indian & global auto manufacturers. Arvind started his career in 1983 as an Area Manager in Escorts Motorcycles & Scooters. After working for 9 years, he moved to Bajaj Auto as a Regional Manager of North India in 1992.
His next jump was in the car industry when he joined Maruti Udyog as Regional Manager of Western India in 1995. After working for four years, Arvind moved to Fiat India as General Manager in 1999 after which he returned to Maruti yet again as GM of Sales. During his stint, he was promoted as Chief General Manager of Sales.
Stefan Jacoby, Executive Vice President General Motors expressed his delight in appointing Arvind as the next Indian head. We wish him success and expect a lot of new refreshing products in our country. His biggest challenge will be to stabilize GM’s Indian sales and bring some luring products like Adra compact suv to have the competition regard GM as something threatening.