Continental appoints Krishan Kohli as head of Gurgaon and Hydraulic Brake Systems India

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 16 Dec 2019


Tier 1 supplier Continental has announced that Krishan Kohli will take over as head of its Gurgaon location and head of Business Unit Hydraulic Brake Systems. The new responsibility will be in addition to Kohli's existing role as Head of Business Unit Vehicle Dynamics (VED) in India.

In his new role Kohli succeeds Thomas Laudes, who will be taking up another leadership role within the company. Continetal says Kohli brings to the table close to three decades of experience in automotive and commercial vehicle businesses.

Commenting on the occasion, Prashanth Doreswamy, Country Head Continental India and MD, Continental Automotive India said: “We are delighted to have Krishan Kohli take up this additional role. He comes with a deep understanding of our industry and experience in the business.”

Matthias Matic, Head of BU VED, within Continental’s global automotive business, “Kohli’s current role complements the additional responsibilities and will help further boost and reinforce our safety business in the India market. I wish him all success.”

Dr Bernhard Klumpp, Head of BU HBS, Continental, said, “I thank Thomas Laudes for his leadership and for fostering a great work culture at our Gurgaon location. Krishan Kohli will bring continued leadership to the team, with a renewed focus on customer-centricity and quality.”

According to Krishan Kohli, “We are in the business of protecting human lives, reducing accidents, and making roads safer for everyone, regardless of the market, technology or vehicle class. Legislations have played a key role in bringing our technologies to India, and we look forward to supporting India market better. Gurgaon location has been growing; in the last two years we have achieved several production milestones here. We will continue to focus on supporting our customers better, ensuring quality and operational excellence for business growth.”

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