GM India appoints Kaher Kazem as its new chief after Arvind Saxena retires1 min read . Updated: 07 Dec 2015, 01:10 PM IST
Kaher Kazem will replace Arvind Saxena as GM India's president and managing director
New Delhi: General Motors India Pvt. Ltd on Monday said it has appointed Kaher Kazem as its new president and managing director. He will succeed Arvind Saxena, who is retiring from General Motors.
Kazem worked as chief operating officer based out of Pune, under Saxena. “With Kaher’s hands-on experience and direct knowledge of the business, we are pleased to appoint him to lead GM India at this important time," said GM executive vice-president and GM international president Stefan Jacoby. “GM is committed to India for the long term. Kaher’s proven track record will enable us to deliver to Indian consumers the great vehicles they want and the world-class customer experience they deserve."
Kazem joined GM Holden in Australia in 1995 as a senior engineer. He later held several leadership positions at GM Holden Manufacturing Operations. In 2009, he was appointed vice-president of manufacturing and quality for GM Thailand/ASEAN.
Prior to taking on his current position earlier this year, where he has managed the industrial side of the business, Kazem was president and managing director of GM Uzbekistan from 2012.
“I want to thank Arvind, who has helped lay the foundation for the future success of GM India," said Jacoby.