Bennett presently holds the position of General Manager and Company Director at Mercedes-Benz New Zealand.
Lance Bennett has today been appointed as the Vice-President of Sales and Marketing by Mercedes-Benz India. The firm said in a statement to the media that Bennett, currently the General Manager and Company Director for Mercedes-Benz New Zealand, will succeed Santosh Iyer, who, in turn, has been promoted to the Managing Director and CEO, effective January 1, 2023.
Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, said, 'We are excited to welcome Lance Bennett to Mercedes- Benz India. Lance has successfully grown the Mercedes-AMG business in New Zealand and has rich experience across finance, sales, operations, and product management functions.'
In New Zealand, Bennett has supervised the rollout of 'Retail of the Future.' Schwenk emphasised that Lance's knowledge of the global industry and track record of fostering customer excellence will help Mercedes-Benz maintain its upward trend in India. 'I thank both Santosh and Lance for their invaluable contribution to the brand in respective markets and wish them the very best for their new roles,' he further added.
In 2005, Bennett started working for Mercedes-Benz New Zealand as a Management Accountant. He has worked in a number of top positions in the auto sector, across the globe, including in the US, Australia, and New Zealand. In 2019, he returned to Mercedes-Benz New Zealand as its Chief Financial Officer before assuming the roles of General Manager and Company Director the following year.