Effective 1st September 2019, Mr Balbir Singh Dhillon will take over as the Head of Audi India.
Mr Rahil Ansari has been leading Audi India as its Head from 1st February 2017. However, Audi AG has recently announced that they've selected Mr Ansari for a new position at the company's global headquarter in Ingolstadt, Germany. In his new role, Mr Ansari will look after the Finance Division as Senior Director, Central Sales Controlling (Global).
Effective 1st September 2019, Mr Balbir Singh Dhillon, currently in charge of Dealer Development, will become Mr Ansari's successor as the new head of Audi India. Mr Dhillon joined Audi India (for his second stint) in July 2018, with 23 years of prior work experience with brands like Honda, Porsche & Audi Middle-East.
Sharing his thoughts on Mr Ansari's contributions, Mr Micheal Frish, VP (Region Overseas) at Audi AG said, 'Rahil’s contribution has been immense for Audi India. He was a true representative of Brand India at AUDI AG and has created the foundation for future success. The work he has done will provide the basis for a sustainable business and profitable network in India with new digital customer-centric activities. Rahil’s strong business acumen has been highly acknowledged in the HQ, which is why he has been offered such a senior position.'
Meanwhile, commenting on Mr Dhillon's appointment, Mr Frisch said, 'Balbir has been a part of the Audi team in India and Middle-East and we are confident that he will take the brand forward in India even as the market tries to buck external factors and grow. He brings with him a sound knowledge of the brand, the luxury segment and automotive sector spanning his 23 years of local and global experience, which bodes well for us.'
'My singular focus will be on taking Audi ahead in a sustainable and profitable manner with delight for all our stakeholders in addition to customers. Rahil has already set in motion a new momentum for us and I look forward to building on that foundation as we move towards an era of electrification and digitalisation in India,' said Mr Dhillon.