Renault India appoints Venkatram Mamillapalle as MD

Renault has appointed Venkatram Mamillapalle as Managing Director for Renault India effective March 1, 2019. He will replace Sumit Sawhney, who moves to a new position within the group.

Fabrice Cambolive, Senior Vice-President, Chairman, Africa-Middle-East-India Region, said, “Over the last six years, Sumit has been instrumental in laying a strong foundation for establishing and growing the Renault brand in India. Under his leadership, Renault has become the number one European brand in this highly competitive and dynamic automotive market with two strong pillar models Duster and Kwid. Sumit has ensured that the India team, together with all our partners, work towards a single focus of achieving the important ambitions laid out for the Indian market and has also worked towards ensuring the future line up for the country. Sumit will continue to be the member of Africa-Middle East India Region executive committee and his new position will be announced soon”.

Venkatram Mamillapalle was the Head of Renault-Nissan-Avtovaz Purchasing Organisation in Russia. He comes with extensive automotive experience and has worked with various Indian and International OEM’s. He will report to Fabrice Cambolive – Chairman, AMI Region for Groupe Renault.

“India is an important market for Groupe Renault’s future growth plans. I am confident that Venkatram will build on the momentum and will further drive the growth and performance of our operations in India”, Cambolive added.

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