Kia Motors India has appointed Hardeep Singh Brar as the National Head of Sales and Marketing, India operations from today. The position was earlier held by Manohar Bhat who was instrumental in the launch of Seltos & Sonet.
Brar will be responsible for enhancing Kia’s leadership position in the Indian market and for enabling the next wave of growth. Brar brings over two decades of experience in the automotive industry to Kia, having most recently served at Great Wall Motors as Director Marketing & Sales. Brar had joined China's largest SUV maker GWM last year as director of sales and marketing.
Prior to this, Brar has held senior leadership positions across sales, network, and marketing functions at Maruti Suzuki, Volkswagen, General Motors & Nissan. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Punjab, and is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School.
Commenting on his appointment, Kookhyun Shim, MD and CEO, Kia Motors India said, “We are delighted to welcome Hardeep Singh Brar to the Kia Motors India family as we accelerate our growth strategy to expand to newer regions in India. Kia has been able to disrupt the Indian automobile industry and emerge as a market leader in a record time and with Brar onboard, we are confident of consolidating our position further through a more consumer-focused approach.”
Hardeep Singh Brar said, “I have followed Kia’s India journey and witnessed the way Kia has disrupted the market with three segment-leading products. It is an exciting phase that Kia Motors India is in right now and I look forward to continuing Kia’s phenomenal run and shaping the future for the brand.”