Mercedes-Benz, one of the pioneers in the luxury car market, appointed Roland S. Folger as the Managing Director and CEO of its India operations.
Mercedes-Benz, one of the pioneers in the luxury car market, appointed Roland S. Folger as the Managing Director and CEO of its India operations. Roland S. Folger will replace Eberhard Kern who will assume a new role for the European market. Roland S. Folger will take the new responsibility of heading Mercedes-Benz India from 1st October, 2015.
Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented, “It was an enriching and a humble ‘India experience’ for me. After heading India operations for three years, I can confidently state that in my entire three decades of Daimler career, the stint in India remains the most memorable one. It is very satisfying to see the immense growth of Mercedes-Benz in India as our sales volumes nearly doubled from 2012 to 2015. I am confident that the brand will scale new heights with the able leadership of Roland."
Roland Folger, currently the President & CEO, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia stated, “I have worked across various countries and cultures but have always been fascinated with India as a nation. I look forward to pursuing the ‘India story’ further and make the foundation of Mercedes-Benz even stronger in this dynamic country. We have one of the finest teams and dealer partners on-board with us and I am eager to be part of it.”
Presently Mercedes-Benz India has 73 outlets across 39 Indian cities including three standalone Mercedes-Benz Certified outlets, making it the brand with the densest network presence in the luxury segment in India.