In shocking news, President & CEO of BMW Group India, Rudratej Singh, has passed away at the age of 46 after due to cardiac arrest. Mr Singh had taken charge of his current role on August 1, 2019. Prior to working at BMW India, Rudy, as he was fondly called, had worked with Royal Enfield and Unilever. At Royal Enfield, he served as the President and Global President; playing a major role in the global launches of the Himalayan and 650 Twins – Interceptor & Continental GT.
This the second major set back for BMW India, as the team lost its sales head, Mihir Dayal, aged 40, after his battle with cancer, just a few weeks back. In light of this untimely and terrible news, BMW India said, “Our prayers are with his family and loved ones during this difficult period. He will always be remembered as an inspiring and compassionate human being.”
“His transformational vision and strategic orientation played a crucial role in the navigation of BMW Group India in a challenging business environment. His demise comes at a crucial junction when BMW Group India was in the midst of implementing strategic measures for strengthening the dealer network across India.”, they further added.
The company has appointed Arlindo Teixeira, Chief Financial Officer, BMW Group India, as the President (act.) during the interim period. We at BBC TopGear India extend our most heartfelt condolences to Mr Singh’s family and friends.