Mr. Sumit Sawhney, an automotive professional for past 17 years, has been appointed as Executive Director, Marketing & Sales of Renault India from October 18, 2012. He has been leading the sales, marketing and after sales activities of his previous employer. He has enough exposer in different levels and fields. In 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.
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.”
Before Mr. Sawhney, Mr. Len Curran was responsible for Sales & Marketing activities of Renault India. Mr. Curran joined Renault India in the year of 2010, and now he’ll be relocate within Renault Group after completing his assignment in India.
Presently, Renault has 70 dedicated dealerships across the country and the company plans to take the number to 100 by the end of this year. With it’s 5 products in India, Renault India is gradually creating a significant position for itself. Among the products, newly launched Duster is the popular one. You can read more about Duster here.