Speculation of the week: Vimal Sumbly to head Harley
Major movements in the Indian automotive industry kicked off earlier this month when Vikram Pawah moved from BMW India to take over at CEO of BMW Group Australia. It was followed by Rakesh Srivastava, formerly director of sales and marketing at Hyundai India, putting in his papers to, as the industry grapevine puts it, take over the reigns at BMW India. Now there’s big movement in the Indian motorcycling space with Triumph India managing director and CEO, Vimal Sumbly, resigning to, as the grapevine again speculates, take over the reigns at Harley-Davidson India.
Meanwhile, veteran of Triumph’s India operations and formerly national head of sales and dealer development, Shoeb Farooq, has been promoted to general manager of sales and marketing at Triumph India with immediate effect. Farooq has been Sumbly’s right hand man for the past five years and has had a ring side view to the growth of the British brand in the country.
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