Car market leader Maruti Suzuki India
Limited today announced that Mr R S Kalsi will take over as head of Domestic Marketing
Mr Kalsi is currently Executive Director, heading the Parts, Accessories and Outbound
Logistics divisions of the Company. Mr Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director,
will continue to head International Marketing for the Company. Both, Mr Kalsi and
Mr Srivastava, will report to Managing Director.
These changes follow the resignation of Mr. Mayank Pareek, Senior Executive Officer
(Marketing and Sales) from Maruti Suzuki.
With these organisational changes Maruti Suzuki will continue to strengthen its
relationship with customer and partners.
Commenting on the changes, Mr Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director and CEO, Maruti
Suzuki India said “RS Kalsi has served as our National Sales Head, before which he
had led the Company’s foray into a bouquet of businesses including Maruti Finance
and Maruti True Value. Starting out as an engineer on the Maruti shop floor, Kalsi
has performed multiple roles across the spectrum. This has enabled him to develop
a sound understanding of the business, and a deep commitment to Maruti Suzuki values.
Having worked in close partnership with the Company’s domestic dealer network, Kalsi
has a sound understanding of customer needs and preferences. With Kalsi heading
our domestic Marketing and Sales efforts, and Shashank spearheading our international
operations, we will be in a very good position to strengthen our bond with customers
as we move towards our medium term goal of two million annual vehicles sales”.
Mr RS Kalsi, a Mechanical Engineer from the Delhi College of Engineering, joined
the Company in 1984. He served in various roles, including Vendor Development, Supply
Chain, Parts Inspection and Engineering, before being asked to spearhead the Company’s
foray into new businesses like Maruti True Value, Maruti Insurance, Maruti Driving
Schools and Maruti Finance in 2002.