by WAF Editorial Team
Kia Motors India has appointed the Industry Veteran Hardeep Singh Brar as National Head, Sales & Marketing. The company has created great euphoria and tasted initial success with products like Seltos and Sonet.
Mr Brar would fill in the shoes of Mr Manohar Bhat, who conceived and executed the debut of Kia brand and company at India. The expectations would surely be sky high!
Mr Brar is an Industry Veteran. He has worked with Maruti Suzuki in several functions like Sales & Dealer Development. His last profile there was GM- Corporate and Rural sales
He has headed Network & Dealer Management at Volkswagen India. He also headed Vehicle Sales, Service & Marketing at General Motors till it announced to wrap its India Operations. After General Motors he had joined Nissan India with his last profile there as Director – Commercial and Board Member.
Till recently, he was with Great Wall Motors as Director Marketing & Sales. They had a high decibel unveiling of products at Auto Expo 2020. However their acquisition of GM India’s Talegoan Plant , near Pune and the FDI Approval are still in “Pending Phase”.
Mr Brar is an engineering graduate from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, Punjab. He also holds a management qualification from Harvard Business School. He is also an award winning marathoner. He recently completely his 50th Half Marathon. Surely a tenet of a long haul achiever!
“We are delighted to welcome Hardeep Singh Brar to the Kia Motors India family as we accelerate our growth strategy to expand to newer regions in India. Kia has been able to disrupt the Indian automobile industry and emerge as a market leader in a record time and with Brar onboard, we are confident of consolidating our position further through a more consumer focused approach,” Kookhyun Shim, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Kia Motors India said.
Anuj Guglani, CEO, World Auto Forum said,”Hardeep is a high performing Professional with deep insights of the automotive and mobility industry. He would surely take the Kia brand and business to the next level at India, just wait and watch!”
World Auto Forum wishes Hardeep Singh Brar, all the very Best for this Dream Run!