Volkswagen appoints Kodumudi India group chief representative

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German auto major Volkswagen has appointed Mahesh Kodumudi, the President and MD of Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd, as Group Chief Representative in India with immediate effect.

Moreover, Thierry Lespiaucq will take over as Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Sales India with effect from May 1 this year, the company said in a statement. Lespiaucq is currently working as Volkswagen Brand Director of its Mexican unit, Volkswagen de Mexico.

"Mahesh Kodumudi, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private Limited, is appointed Group Chief Representative for the Volkswagen Group in India with immediate effect," the statement said.

Volkswagen also announced resignation of Arvind Saxena from the post of Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars Division in India.

Saxena, who led the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Division as Director for the last 18 months, has resigned and joined General Motors as President & Managing Director of its Indian unit.

Kodumudi replaces Gerasimos Dorizas, who returned to Europe in December

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