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Volvo Car India announces changes in its management team
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Volvo Car India announces changes in its management team

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 28 Feb 2024, 11:40 am

Kolkata: Volvo Car India has undergone a strategic talent initiative with the realignment of its management team and critical roles in the organization structure over the past few months.

This restructuring leverages the collective strength of the organization’s leadership competence and provides the required momentum towards its growth ambition of becoming fully electric by 2030 and a leader in direct-to-consumer online sales, Volvo Car India said.

"This initiative symbolizes a decisive step towards fostering innovation, securing efficiency, and ensuring agility within the organization," Volvo Car India said in a press release.

“The Management Team restructure underscores Volvo Car India's commitment to accelerating full electrification while maintaining excellence. It reflects our proactive stance in adapting to the evolving automotive landscape, ensuring innovation and connecting with the emerging younger customer base in the luxury e-mobility segment.

"By leveraging internal talent and with fresh perspectives, we're poised to lead the industry towards a greener, more sustainable future,” said Jyoti Malhotra, Managing Director, Volvo Car India.

The key changes in the management team are as below.

Kalpit Shishodia, who previously successfully led the Customer Service function since 2017, has been promoted to the role of Director Commercial Operations, overseeing all revenue generating functions under sales & service to ensure profitable growth, including sales of new & used cars, parts, accessories & related value chain as well as the required tech support for all products, according to the press release.

Prashant Khanna, who has been with the organization since 2018, has been elevated to the role of Director Business Transformation & Retail Development.

"In his new role, Prashant is responsible for leading the transformation of our retailers from the traditional business model to being profitable partners in our journey of becoming a fully-electric car company, at the same time minimizing our carbon footprint through the green-dealer initiative.

"Prashant also leads the implementation of all digital platforms required to support online-direct-to-consumer sales and the consumer relationship centre which is pivotal in ensuring a positive customer experience," read the press release.

Jyotsana Singh Kaushik recently joined the organization as Director of Marketing & PR, with a focus on driving strategic marketing initiatives to further strengthen Volvo Car India’s position as the preferred brand in sustainable e-luxury automobile domain.

"In her role, she is also responsible for driving CRM through customized luxury experiences as part of Volvo Car India’s Tre-Kronor customer loyalty program," stated that release.

Priyanka Khatri has been recently appointed as the Head of Legal & Compliance. She brings on board the required legal expertise to support the organizational transformation and commitment to ethical business practices.

In her role, Priyanka is also responsible for ensuring the organization’s governance & ways of working continue to be aligned with the local laws of the land, Volvo Car India said. 

Nitin Agarwal, serving as the Chief Financial Officer, has been with the organization since 2016.

"He plays a key role in the transformation journey by continuing to secure & strengthen the financial position of the organization including the industrial footprint and capitalizing on potential growth opportunities within the industry," the release stated.

Aarti Mansukhani, Director People Experience, has been with the organization since 2019.

In her role, Aarti is responsible for driving key people initiatives focusing on enhancing engagement, securing the required transformation competence and future-proofing the organization with the right talent mix of “build vs buy,” according to the company.

She also plays a key role in supporting the business through effective change management & communication platforms, it said.

Volvo Car India reiterated that it aims to achieve 50% of its sales through electric vehicles by 2025, with the ultimate goal of transitioning into a fully electric company by 2030.

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