Pavan Shetty appointed director of Porsche India

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 18 Jan 2016


As reported first by Autocar Professional on December 21, 2015, Pavan Shetty has been appointed as director of Porsche India, a division of Volkswagen Group Sales India, with immediate effect.

His responsibilities cover the entire spectrum of Porsche’s activities in India, overseeing the functions of sales, marketing, aftersales and network development. Shetty is tasked with strengthening the brand’s presence in the country and ensuring new and existing customers enjoy an unparalleled ownership experience.

Prior to his appointment, the 37-year-old Shetty was the Head of Operations for Lamborghini in India, where he was  instrumental in expanding Lamborghini's market to include Tier 2 cities, and has been with Volkswagen Group Sales India since March 2012. Before joining the Volkswagen Group, Shetty held roles within the automotive sector for 11 years.

Commenting on the appointment, Deesch Papke, chief executive officer, Porsche Middle East and Africa, said: “Pavan is a seasoned professional who brings with him several years of relevant experience in the automotive industry and the environment Porsche India operates in. He will be a valuable asset for strengthening the brand and propelling it forward.”