Vikram Pawah has been appointed as the President of BMW Group India effective 1 August 2020, replacing late Rudratej Singh. He’ll also continue his present role as Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group Australia and New Zealand.
Mr. Pawah has been with the BMW Group since 2017 when he joined the India division as the President. In 2018, he was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group Australia and New Zealand.
Under the leadership of Mr. Vikram Pawah, BMW Group has successfully stood ground in a fiercely competitive environment and gained significant momentum in both Indian and Australian luxury car markets. As a priority market, India presents tremendous potential for future growth and development of the luxury automotive segment. Mr. Pawah brings excellent preconditions to navigate BMW Group India in a challenging business situation due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We are confident that his strategic thinking, hands-on approach and ability to drive people will navigate the organization in these turbulent times. – Hendrik von Kuenheim, Senior Vice President, Region Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, BMW Group
In April 2020, the sudden demise of Rudratej Singh, President and Chief Executive Officer, created an unprecedented situation at BMW Group India. Since then, Arlindo Teixeira, Chief Financial Officer has been carrying out the role as acting President.