Kaher Kazem, who will become president and CEO of General Motors Korea, thanked his leadership team and General Motors India employees for their professionalism and focus on implementing plans to turn around the business
General Motors India on Thursday (17 August) has announced that President and Managing Director Kaher Kazem will hand over the reins of the company to Chief Financial Officer Sanjiv Gupta from September 1.
“Sanjiv Gupta is an experienced General Motors leader who has been a driving force behind our strategy. Sanjiv will continue to lead our plan to achieve better financial performance in India,”
said General Motors Executive Vice President and President of General Motors International Stefan Jacoby.
“It is an honor to be leading General Motors India at such an important time for the business. I have the benefit of inheriting a strong leadership team. We are all aligned on turning around the financial performance and delivering an orderly business transformation that supports our customers, our employees and our partners.”
Gupta will combine his role as General Motors India president and managing director with his finance leadership responsibilities.
Gupta joined General Motors in 2003 working in critical roles in VSSM, Auto Financing, Business Planning, Corporate Finance and Treasury, and Financial Planning & Analysis in the US and Canada.
In February 2012, he was promoted to Director, North America Financial Planning and Analysis; and in September 2013 was appointed Director US Sales Operations Finance. Gupta joined General Motors India in May 2016.
Kazem, who will become president and CEO of General Motors Korea, thanked his leadership team and General Motors India employees for their professionalism and focus on implementing plans to turn around the business.
“General Motors India’s transformation is on track,” he said.
“The overwhelming majority of dealers have accepted our transition package, we have begun exports of Chevrolet Beat sedans to Latin America, and our consolidation of manufacturing operations continues. This is the right time to hand over responsibility to Sanjiv, who will continue to lead the business transformation.”