Great Wall Motors, China’s largest SUV manufacturer, today announced the appointment of Hardeep Singh Brar as Director – Marketing & Sales for its Indian subsidiary. He is a highly respected industry veteran with more than 2 decades of experience in a multitude of areas of automotive business operations and has worked with various international brands like Maruti Suzuki, Volkswagen, General Motors and Nissan Motors. He is a professional with strong strategy, execution & leadership skills, with the acumen for building high performing & motivated sales team & dealer network.
His forte in the automotive field is well recognized and prior to joining GWM he has led key portfolios as the Director & Board Member of Nissan Motor Corporation, Vice President and Board member of Chevrolet India and similar leadership roles with Volkswagen Passenger Cars & Maruti Suzuki India Limited.
Commenting at the appointment, Hardeep Singh Brar said, “I am excited to join the India operations of Great Wall Motors and eager to build & drive a vision & business strategy for the organization in India”
He has played a very important role across organizations in bolstering Sales & Network and was instrumental in developing strong Network for Maruti Suzuki. Hardeep Singh Brar is a Harvard alumnus, a mechanical engineer from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Punjab and a marathoner & avid sports enthusiast.
This is GWM’s second appointment to the India Leadership Team, after Kaushik Ganguly was appointed a year back as Director – Strategy & Planning, when he had moved from Maruti Suzuki as the head of Product Planning.
About Great Wall Motors
Founded in 1984, Great Wall Motors is the largest SUV manufacturer in China. Currently, it owns Haval, Great Wall EV and Great Wall Pickup brands. The products cover traditional fuel-powered, pure electric, hybrid and other new energy models, and now Great Wall Motors is actively developing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. At present, Great Wall Motors has more than 70 holding subsidiaries worldwide and employs nearly 70,000 people. It has R&D centers in China, India, the United States, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and Austria. It owns and builds 14 globally full-process vehicle production base or KD factories.