Starting from March 01, 2019, Renault SAS France made some changes with the management. Venkatram Mamillapalle is appointed as the new Managing Director for Renault India. Mamillapalle will be replacing current MD Sumit Sawhney. Sawhney, in turn, will be moving to a new global position within the group.
The newly appointed MD for Renault India, Venkatram Mamillapalle was the head of Renault – Nissan – Avtovaz Purchasing Organisation in Russia prior to recent development. He has sound knowledge of automotive industry, and has extensive experience. He has worked with various Indian and global OEM’s. Starting from March 01, the new MD will directly report to Fabrice Cambolive, Senior Vice President, Chairman, Africa – Middle East – India Region.
Commenting about the recent changes made in the management, Fabrice Cambolive said, “Over the last six years, Sumit has been instrumental in laying a strong foundation for establishing and growing the Renault brand in India. Under his leadership, Renault has become the number one European brand in this highly competitive and dynamic automotive market with two strong pillar models – the Duster and Kwid. Sumit has ensured that the India team, together with all our partners, work towards a single focus of achieving the important ambitions laid out for the Indian market and has also worked towards ensuring the future line up for the country. Sumit will continue to be the member of Africa-Middle East India Region executive committee and his new position will be announced soon. India is an important market for Groupe Renault’s future growth plans. I am confident that Venkatram will build on the momentum and will further drive the growth and performance of our operations in India.”