Mercedes-Benz India now has a new managing director and CEO - Roland Folger joins after his stint withMercedes-Benz Malaysia where he was CEO and president. TheMercedes-Benz veteran will assume responsibilities from October 1, 2015. He replaces Eberhard Kern, who now moves to a new role in Europe.
Folger has been apart of the Mercedes team for nearly three decades. He was one of the pioneers who introduced the first M-Class in North America. He has held several positions in the sales department of Mercedes-Benz as well. Outgoing CEO, Eberhard Kern, had pioneered the company's growth in India and has been instrumental in bringing in newer models and implementing fresh ideas for increasing sales.
Roland Folger, who still holds office aspresident andCEO of Mercedes-Benz Malaysiastated, I have worked across various countries and cultures but have always beenfascinated with India as a nation. India's rich cultural diversity, its people, their variedcustoms, different languages, diverse topography combined with its status as arising economic power, makes it one of the most interesting markets to grow thebusiness today. I feel extremely privileged to head the operations in India, which isan emerging luxury car market in which Mercedes-Benz is the fastest growing luxuryautomotive brand. With my experience across business divisions I look forward topursue the 'India story' further and make the foundation of Mercedes-Benz evenstronger in this dynamic country. We have one of the finest teams and dealerpartners on-board with us and I am eager to be part of it."