Santosh Iyer, presently VP, marketing and CRM, has been promoted and will take charge of after-sales and retail training at Mercedes-Benz India from January 2016.
He succeeds Devdutta Chandavarkar, currently VP – after-sales, who moves to Dubai as director, after-sales at Mercedes-Benz Middle East and Levant. Chandavarkar has been associated with Mercedes-Benz for over 17 years.
Roland Folger, MD and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, said, “Mercedes-Benz prides itself in providing newer responsibilities and novel opportunities to its employees world over. This approach not only promotes internal talent by giving them new opportunities to prove their excellence, but also is highly beneficial for the overall growth of the company and inspirational for others.”
The marketing-CRM and corporate communications portfolios have now been split, the company announced, though they will continue reporting to MD and CEO Folger.
Amit Thete, currently head of event communications, will take charge of marketing and CRM.
Shekhar Das Chowdhury will head corporate communications.
All the appointments are effective 1 January 2016.