Su­mit Sawh­ney

CEO and MD, Re­nault In­dia

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Sawh­ney’s as­so­ci­a­tion with the Re­nault Group be­gan in 2012 as the ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor (sales and mar­ket­ing). He has worked in var­i­ous au­to­mo­tive mar­kets across the world and has 22 years of ex­pe­ri­ence un­der his belt in ad­di­tion to a de­gree in MBA from the IMS, In­dore. He took over as CEO and MD of Re­nault In­dia in Jan­uary 2014. In his cur­rent role, he over­sees group op­er­a­tions and ac­tiv­i­ties of up­stream and off­shore en­ti­ties in the coun­try as well as func­tional de­ci­sion.

Prior to join­ing Re­nault In­dia, Sawh­ney was with Gen­eral Mo­tors In­dia, and FIAT In­dia be­fore that. His re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in the past in­cluded com­mer­cial op­er­a­tions, field op­er­a­tions, brand man­age­ment, and in­vestor and part­ner af­fairs.

In the past year, Re­nault launched the Cap­tur which is a great all-rounder and can deal with a fair bit of the rough stuff and tricky ter­rain. Apart from this, Re­nault have been re­port­ing strong sales thanks to pop­u­lar mod­els such as the Kwid and the Duster.

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