Dubey, who was at the helm of affairs of Polaris India Pvt. Ltd, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Polaris Inc., since its inception for around 10 years, has moved
on to pursue other career opportunities. In his place, Lalit Sharma who was
heading Product, Parts Garments & Accessories, has been appointed as
Country Manager, Polaris India, effective April 20, 2020.
India business in India incorporates All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) as well as
motorcycles under the Indian Motorcycle brand.
Sharma joined Polaris India in July 2011 and as an experience product
management professional brings 16 yrs of Industry experience with him. Commenting
on the announcement René Basei, Vice President, Polaris EIMEA said, “I could
not be more excited to see the business thrive under Mr Sharma’s direction
despite current challenges in the economy and market place”
Lalit Sharma brings significant experience
from the automotive industry with competencies in Cross- functional team
leadership, after sales and supply chain management. In addition to his current
responsibilities he will also be responsible for all commercial and operational
activities as the Country Manager for Polaris India.
said, “I firmly believe that the experience I have gained while working with
Polaris India will help me to take things forward in my new role as Country
Manager. My primary focus will be to build the strategies that will help
Polaris India to overcome the current situation in a sustainable and profitable
manner with delight for all our stakeholders in addition to customers“
annual 2019 sales of US $ 6.8 billion, the Minnesota (US) based Polaris’ product
line-up includes the Polaris Ranger, RZR
and General side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman all-terrain off-road
vehicles; Indian Motorcycle mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot
moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including
industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience
with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket
portfolio, including TransAmerica Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent
markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and
electric vehicles. Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.