Vikram Pawah (47) has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group Australia and New Zealand, effective 1 August 2018. He has also been promoted as the Chairman of BMW Group India, and the company said he’ll remain committed to the Indian market.
Hans-Christian Baertels (56), currently Director of Finance and Administration at BMW Group India, will be the acting President.
Hildegard Wortmann, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, BMW Group, said – “Mr. Pawah brings excellent preconditions to lead BMW Group operations in India and Australia. Under his leadership, BMW Group India has successfully stood ground in a fiercely competitive environment and gained significant momentum in the Indian luxury car market.”
Pawah joined BMW Group India in January 2017 and has over 25 years of automotive experience. In the past, he has held multiple leadership positions at Honda Cars in Australia and India, and Harley-Davidson India.