Škoda Auto India has appointed Petr Šolc as director - sales and marketing. Šolc succeeds Zac Hollis who will be taking on another role within the Volkswagen Group.
Šolc has spent 17 years with the group and was most recently heading operations in Russia. He will assume his new role on 1 September. Hollis will continue to be with Škoda India until 30 September.
Piyush Arora, managing director, Škoda Auto Volkswagen India, said, “As we witness our best growth this year, India is cementing its place as a focus market for the group. We continue to strengthen the Škoda Auto India team to further enhance our performance. Petr Šolc comes to us with great experience within the Group, and I am confident that he will play a pivotal role in capitalizing on the tremendous growth opportunities in the region. I would like to thank Zac Hollis for creating a solid base for Škoda Auto India during his tenure. I wish him all the best for his future endeavours.”
Christian Cahn von Seelen, executive director – sales and marketing, Škoda Auto Volkswagen India, added, “Petr Šolc has been deeply involved in Škoda’s global growth for almost two decades, and he will be an important addition to our dynamic team. I look forward to working with him to further expand Škoda’s reach in India and broaden the product range here. I would like to thank Zac Hollis for his outstanding contribution to ensuring the success of the group’s India 2.0 programme. Under his leadership, Škoda Auto India grew into new dimensions and witnessed its best half-year ever in 2022.”