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Volkswagen Passenger Cars appoints Kamal Basu as marketing head

Team OD  /
14 Jan 2015 11:22:42 IST

Volkswagen Passenger Cars, part of the Volkswagen group sales India Private Limited (VWGSIPL), has announced the appointment of Kamal Basu as the head of marketing and PR operations in India with effect from January 1, 2015. He has been part of the Volkswagen group since 2012 as the marketing head for Skoda Auto India, where he also worked closely with dealers.

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After obtaining a bachelor's degree in commerce, Kama Basu completed his marketing management education from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute Of Management Studies in Mumbai.

Speaking about his new appointment, Kamal Basu said, I'm happy to have contributed to Skoda's performance in India over the last three years, and am happy to take up the new challenge of bringing fresh thought and new ideas to Volkswagen India's marketing effort. Volkswagen is an iconic automotive brand with great history and a strong legacy, and I hope to make a contribution towards the growth of this brand in the Indian car market,"

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Kamal Basu appointed Head of Marketing at Volkswagen Passenger Cars


Mumbai, January 12, 2015: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Limited (VWGSIPL), announces the appointment of Mr. Kamal Basu as Head of Marketing & PR. Mr. Basu, who joined Skoda Auto India as Marketing Head in 2012, oversaw product marketing, lead management, communication and media, and also worked closely with sales, after-sales and dealer network teams. In addition to his work in automobile marketing, Mr. Basu has a very strong background in advertising, having spent close to two decades working with top-level agencies like RK Swamy BBDO, Rediffusion Y&R and with Saatchi & Saatchi as CEO. Mr. Basu has done his marketing management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, and is passionate about cricket, Indian movies and travelling. "I'm happy to have contributed to Skoda's performance in India over the last three years, and am happy to take up the new challenge of bringing fresh thought and new ideas to Volkswagen India's marketing effort. Volkswagen is an iconic automotive brand with great history and a strong legacy, and I hope to make a contribution towards the growth of this brand in the Indian car market," said Mr. Basu. Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, said, "We are pleased to welcome Kamal on board here at Volkswagen India. Kamal is a seasoned marketing professional and I'm sure he will be a strong and valuable addition to our team. Kamal will play a key role in further developing the strengths of the Volkswagen brand in India." Mr. Kamal Basu's appointment is effective from 1st January, 2015.
  

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