Arvind Saxena will be retiring on January 1, 2016. He will step down from the position of President and Managing Director of General Motors India. Saxena was leading the company since early 2014 and has decided to retire voluntarily.
Kaher Kazem will take over from Arvind Saxena as the new President and Managing Director of General Motors India. Currently, Kazem holds the post of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at General Motors India. Kaher Kazem joined General Motors Holden back in 1995 at Australia.
Stefan Jacoby, General Motors Executive Vice President and GM International President is pleased to have Kaher Kazem onboard. He also states that this is an important time to lead General Motors and Kazem's experience and knowledge will be put to good use.
Kaher Kazem began his career with GM Holden in Australia during 1995 as a senior engineer. Kazem has also had several other positions of leadership with General Motors. 2009 was a turning point as Kazem was appointed Vice President of Manufacturing and Quality to General Motors ASEAN and Thailand.
Arvind Saxena has laid the foundation for General Motors India. The transition is expected to be smooth and hassle-free and the main focus will be on the transformation of their business plan. Kaher Kazem will take charge from January 1, 2016.