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Mumbai: Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd, the local arm of the Japanese car maker, has appointed Arun Malhotra as managing director, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

Malhotra will report to Guillaume Sicard, president, Nissan India operations. He will be based in Nissan’s sales and marketing headquarters in Mumbai.

In this role, Malhotra will be responsible for developing business strategies to maximize Nissan’s performance, managing product introduction and significantly increasing the presence and accessibility of the Nissan and Datsun brands through continuing network expansion.

“Arun Malhotra has a consistent record of high performance and extensive experience in automotive sales, service, and marketing in India. I am happy to have a seasoned leader like him join us to accelerate Nissan’s progress in a dynamic market like India," said Sicard.

Prior to joining Nissan, Malhotra was chief of international sales and marketing for the automotive and farm sector of Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. With over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry, Malhotra has a track record in sales, service, network expansion and development, brand building and customer centric initiatives in reputed automotive organizations including Bajaj Auto Ltd, and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. Malhotra has a Bachelor of Engineering in mechanical engineering and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.

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