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Old 7th December 2015, 12:16   #1
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Default Arvind Saxena retires from GM India. Kaher Kazem takes over

Arvind Saxena has retired from GM India as President and Managing Director, bringing an end to his journey within 2 years in the company. He began his career in 1983 as an Area Manager in the Motorcycles and Scooter Division of Escorts Ltd. After that he moved to Bajaj Auto and was part of senior management at companies like Fiat India, Maruti, Hyundai, VW Group and Chevrolet.

Replacing Mr. Saxena, is Kaher Kazem w.e.f. January 1, 2016. Currently, he serves as the Chief Operating Officer of GM India. Prior to his Indian role, he was the President and MD of GM Uzbekistan. He has a proven track record of leadership at GM since he joined GM Holden Australia in 1995 as a senior engineer. Previously, he has also served as Vice President of Manufacturing and Quality for GM Thailand / ASEAN.

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The new head honcho is stepping in at a time when the company isn't in a profitable situation nor seems to be on a verge of recovery anytime soon. In FY 2014, GM India recorded a loss of Rs. 3,847 crore - its biggest annual loss ever. Its accumulated losses stood at Rs. 6,552 crore.

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Default Re: Arvind Saxena retires from GM India. Kaher Kazem takes over

Sucks - a talent wasted. After a long stint at Hyundai, Saxena had abruptly exited VW India, and now Chevrolet.

Retrospect is always the genius, but if you ask me, he should have stuck with Hyundai. He's a marketing genius. Honestly, Saxena wasted his time at VW (as all major decisions anyway come from Germany) and Chevrolet India was just a bad move.

Wish him well. But I'd be surprised if he goes on into a senior leadership role at any auto major. He must be tired of playing musical chairs by now.

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This just came up during a discussion last night.

In the automotive world, Saxena has a lot in common with Fonso. Great talent & skill, but too many team changes....eventually ending up in the wrong place. Consistently.

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