ŠKODA Auto India Private Ltd has announced the appointment of Mr Gurpratap Boparai as Managing Director of the company from 2nd April 2018. He will be reporting directly to ŠKODA AUTO CEO Bernhard Maier. Mr. Boparai has extensive experience in the automotive industry in India as well as abroad. Relying on his expertise in managing large manufacturing operations, he will be responsible for ŠKODA’s development in the domestic market.
Speaking on the appointment says Bernhard Maier, CEO ŠKODA AUTO said, “Mr Boparai’s appointment comes at an opportune moment when ŠKODA is set to strengthen its position in the Indian market. He brings with him vast knowledge of the Indian automotive landscape, which will enable the company to implement a comprehensive expansion plan. With him on board, we will continue to vigorously press ahead with the growth of our brand in India.”
Mr Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director, ŠKODA AUTO India Private Ltd further added, “I am excited about my new role at ŠKODA AUTO India Private Ltd. and look forward to working with the young and dynamic team. I am confident that ŠKODA’s strong engineering tradition, emotional designs, superior technology, attractive model range, renewed after-sales impetus combined with the strategic initiatives to build new models will take ŠKODA India to a strong leadership position in the next years.”