Skoda Auto India has confirmed the change at the helm of affairs. Zachary (Zac) Hollis is to take over as the Director of Sales, Service & Marketing at Skoda Auto India. Autocar Professional had broken the news of the new appointment yesterday.
Hollis will take charge of the Indian assignment from November 1, 2018 and will replace Ashutosh Dixit, who will take on an international role within the Volkswagen Group. Hollis will report to Skoda Auto India's managing director Gurpratap Boparai.
Hollis comes with extensive global experience from Europe and China including his current role as head of sales region China at Skoda Auto, Czech Republic. Hollis’ appointment comes at an opportune moment when Skoda Auto India has been entrusted to lead Volkswagen Group’s (VW Group) India 2.0 project.
Commenting on the new appointment, Gurpratap Boparai, managing director, Skoda Auto India, said: "I am pleased to have Zac Hollis join us to head the sales, service and marketing operations for Skoda Auto India. His experience and expertise in developing markets like China will help us immensely to implement the India 2.0 strategy for Skoda Auto India.”
Dixit will be leaving Skoda Auto India at the end of October 2018 after an 11-year stint. According to industry sources, he is tipped to be going to Audi China.