Japanese car maker Nissan today announced the appointment of Thomas Kuehl as its President for India Operations, effective October 1, 2017.
Kuehl replaces Guillaume Sicard, who would take up a new post with Alliance partner Renault as Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, Asia Pacific and also as Managing Director, South Asia.
Commenting on his appointment, Thomas Kuehl said, "I am very enthusiastic to be back in India with Nissan. I have had first-hand experience of the dynamism and high potential in India, which is on track to become one of the top auto markets worldwide."
"Nissan also waits for the significant growth with an expanding wide range of great products, services and technologies across the Nissan and Datsun brands and a well-established and quality-driven national retail network, supported by local production and R&D in Chennai", added Thomas.
Kuehl will work from Nissan India Motors Pvt. Ltd. headquarters in Gurgaon and report directly to Peyman Kargar, the Chairman of Africa, Middle East and India Region for Nissan.
This new appointment at Nissan Motors in India should help in the smooth functioning and continuous growth of the company. Thomas Kuehl's statement about expanding the product range makes sense, as Nissan in India right now, needs good marketing, and this can be achieved only through launching of new products in our market.