Nissan has announced the appointment of Thomas Kuehl as President of Nissan India Operations, effective 1 October, 2017. Kuehl takes over this role from Guillaume Sicard, who will take up a new post with Alliance partner Renault as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Asia Pacific and Managing Director, South Asia. In his role, Kuehl will be responsible for both Nissan and Datsun brands, and head all operations in India including Marketing and Sales, Manufacturing, and R&D.
Kuehl brings over 22 years of automotive experience in different countries and different areas of value chain. This also includes a deep knowledge of the Indian market gained during his time as Brand Head of Skoda Auto India, and Executive Director Corporate Strategy for Volkswagen Group, India. Kuehl will be based in the headquarters of Nissan India Motors Pvt Ltd in Gurgaon, and report to Peyman Kargar, Chairman of Nissan’s Africa, Middle East and India region.
Kargar said Nissan India is an increasingly important part of Nissan’s future growth plans. He added that Kuehl will help drive the business forward with a focus on delivering the best products and satisfaction for customers, dealers and employees in India.