by WAF Editorial Team
•Volvo Cars India gets its first “Indian” MD
•Charles Frump, the outgoing MD leaves a great legacy behind
•Meet the new MD, Jyoti Malhotra – An Industry Veteran with a Proven Performance Record
History is getting created at Volvo Cars India as it gets its first “Indian” MD.
Jyoti Malhotra who is presently the head of Marketing, Sales & PR at the Swedish car maker’s Indian subsidiary, shall take over as Managing Director wef March 1, 2021
Mr Malhotra is an Industry veteran who has worked with Auto Makers like Maruti Suzuki, M&M and Fiat India in the past. He holds an Engineering Degree in Production from University of Pune. He has done his MBA from Bhartiya Vidyapeeth . He has also done a global program in management development from Stephen M Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, USA
Anuj Guglani, CEO, World Auto Forum said, “Jyoti is a stalwart of the Indian Auto Industry. He has deep insights in Automotive Consumer Behaviour, Business and Marketing. His diverse experience spans a quarter of a century across Indian, Japanese, European companies and their cultures which gives him an indomitable edge. Most importantly he’s a great human being!”
He succeeds Charles Frump who had joined Volvo Cars in Oct 2017.
“Frump has completed a successful tenure in India and is moving over to another global assignment. Jyoti takes over from Charles on March 1, 2021,” the Swedish automaker said in a statement.
Under Frump, the company started its local production in India, introduced new generation models and expanded Volvo’s footprint in India.
“India is one of the most dynamic automobile markets in the world and it has been an honour to be a part of the same for over three years now…
“At present, we are at a critical juncture in the Indian market where the industry is moving towards a significant transformation to electric mobility and I am confident Jyoti will lead the company through this phase in an extremely seamless manner,” Frump said.
World Auto Forum wishes Jyoti Malhotra all the very best for a great dream run at the driver’s seat at Volvo Cars India