Thomas Kuehl will take charge of Nissan India from October this year.
Nissan India on July 12, 2017 announced that Thomas Kuehl will join as the President of its operations with effect from October 1, 2017. Kuehl will replace Guillaume Sicard, who stepped down from the role as the company’s President recently to take up a new post with Alliance partner Renault as its Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Kuehl will be responsible for both Nissan and Datsun brands and will head all operations in India including Marketing and Sales, Manufacturing and Research and Development. Kuehl has more than 22 years of automotive experience in different countries and different areas of value chain, as well as a deep knowledge of the Indian market gained during his time as Brand Head of Skoda Auto India and Executive Director Corporate Strategy for Volkswagen Group, India.
Peyman Kargar, chairman of Nissan’s Africa, Middle East and India region said, “Nissan India is an increasingly important part of Nissan’s future growth plans. Thanks to his diverse and deep global auto industry experience, Thomas will help drive our business forward with a focus on delivering the best products and satisfaction for our customers, dealers and employees in India.”
Kuehl will be based in the headquarters of Nissan India in Gurgaon, and report directly to Peyman Kargar. Commenting on his appointment, Thomas Kuehl said, “I am excited to be returning to India with Nissan. I have first-hand experience of the dynamism and great potential of India, which is on track to become one of the top three auto markets worldwide.”