Stellantis Announces New Brand Heads for Citroën & Jeep in India
Chennai / Mumbai | July 29, 2021 – After the announcement of Roland Bouchara as CEO & Managing Director for Stellantis in India earlier in April 2021, the company has today announced key leadership appointments for its operations in India. Saurabh Vatsa and Nipun J Mahajan will now be responsible for the Citroën brand and Jeep Brand in India, respectively.
In his new role, Saurabh will be responsible for Sales, Marketing, Aftersales, Product Planning & PR functions for Citroën in India. An industry veteran with over 25 years of experience, Saurabh joined PSA in 2018 as Senior Director – Marketing & Corporate Communications. He has been instrumental in devising and implementing the unique strategy for the launch of the Citroën brand and C5 Aircross SUV in India.
For the Jeep brand, Nipun will be responsible for Sales, Marketing, Aftersales, Product Planning & PR functions in India. Nipun has over 25 years of experience in the automotive industry and has been with the Jeep brand for 5 years in the position of Vice President, Sales Operations, and Network development. He has been instrumental in launching the Jeep brand in India and achieving the 50,000 sales milestone for the Jeep Compass.
Saurabh and Nipun will report directly to Roland Bouchara, CEO & Managing Director for Stellantis in India. The new, integrated organization structure is effective from June 7, 2021.
“I am pleased to welcome Saurabh and Nipun to our India leadership team. These appointments are a continuation of the seamless integration process that has been well underway since Stellantis was born,” says Roland Bouchara, CEO & Managing Director of Stellantis in India. “Both Saurabh and Nipun bring to their position a series of stellar achievements and rich industry experience from which our customers, partners, and the Group as a whole will benefit greatly.”
Stellantis is one of the world’s leading automakers and a mobility provider, guided by a clear vision: to offer freedom of movement with distinctive, affordable, and reliable mobility solutions. In addition to the Group’s rich heritage and broad geographic presence, its greatest strengths lie in its sustainable performance, depth of experience, and the wide-ranging talents of employees working around the globe. Stellantis will leverage its broad and iconic brand portfolio, which was founded by visionaries who infused the marques with passion and a competitive spirit that speaks to employees and customers alike. Stellantis aspires to become the greatest, not the biggest while creating added value for all stakeholders as well as the communities in which it operates.