SAS, France has announced the appointment of. Sumit Sawhney as Country CEO and
Managing Director for Renault Group operations in India. Sumit takes over from
Marc Nassif, who moves to a global assignment within the group. The appointment
is effective from February 1, 2014.
Sumit will be responsible for managing the entire operations for Renault in
India and will report to Gilles Normand- Chairman, Asia Pacific Region for
joined Renault in India as Executive Director in September 2012 from General
Motors. With strong experience of 20 years in the Indian automotive industry,
Sumit has spent a significant part of his tenure in augmenting sales,
marketing, after-sales business and network development for the company. He was
also part of a major transition at the US car company, which saw sales surge in
has been instrumental in establishing the Renault brand in India and setting
the company on a growth trajectory. In his tenure, Renault Duster has become
one of the top selling SUV in the country. Sumit joined Renault, when the
automotive industry was going through a down turn and inspired, motivated the
team to establish Renault brand among the top 10 automotive brands in India
within three years of its operations.
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