Eberhard Kern, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Mercedes-Benz India has been reassigned to take over assignments in Europe.
Taking his position in India will be Roland Folger, the MD & CEO of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, effective October 1st.
Kern has successfully led Mercedes-Benz in India for three years.
Kern played an important role in almost doubling the annual volumes of the company in the last three years and helped Mercedes Benz regain its number two position from BMW.
Taking a look down memory lane, Kern says that the three years he spent in India was enriching and humbling and also the most memorable one.
Folger is also a Mercedes-Benz veteran for over three decades. He held several positions in sales departments for Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles with responsibility for the SEA region, he was appointed VP for sales, marketing and aftersales at Mercedes Benz USA.
Folger was part of the pioneering team that introduced the first M-Class in the USA. He has been President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia since 2011.