Volkswagen has appointed Steffen Knapp as director, passenger cars, India. In his new role, Knapp will be responsible for driving the passenger car business in India. Knapp has held leadership roles at brands like SEAT and Ford across Europe. In his previous roles, he has been responsible for several strategic and managerial roles.
The breakfast cereal maker has announced the resignation of Sangeeta Pendurkar as managing director, India and South Asia. She will continue to lead the business for the next few months; her successor, who is yet to be announced. Pendurkar had joined Kellogg six years ago. As a part of Kellogg’s Asia-Pacific leadership team, she has made significant contributions to the development of the region.
In a recent development, air conditioning and commercial refrigeration brand, Blue Star, has announced the appointment of Sam Balsara as an additional director of the company with effect from June 20. Balsara is chairman and managing director of Madison World, the media buying and communication agency.
Metlife has appointed Sanjeev Kapur as senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Asia market. Kapur will report to Esther Lee, executive vice president and global chief marketing officer, Metlife and Chris Townsend, president of Asia, Metlife. He will also join the Asia Leadership Team. In his new role, Kapur will lead the acceleration of MetLife’s brand transformation across the region. His focus will be on strengthening the insurance major’s digital, data and design capabilities to help deliver personalised and engaging experiences to the existing customers and new prospects, with a particular focus on mobile.
As per an announcement made by Paytm on June 11 on its official blog, Amit Sinha has been appointed as chief operating officer, Paytm Mall. In his previous role at the company, he was senior vice president of business. Sinha, in his new role, will be responsible for Paytm Mall’s overall operations, including expanding the team to ensure customers across India are able to buy the products offered.
Vijay Parasuraman has been appointed as vice-president, marketing at Coca-Cola. Previously he was working as general manager, Sparkling Brands, China Mainland, The Coca-Cola Company. Parasuraman will be replacing Debabrata Mukherjee who will now work as vice president, South West Asia, after working for four years as the marketing lead. Mukherjee will now work towards growing the soft drink company’s South West Asia business.