Friday, September 9, 2011

Volvo Malaysia names Mansoor Ahmed as new MD

KUALA LUMPUR: Volvo Malaysia Sdn Bhd has appointed Mansoor Ahmed as its new managing director, taking over from Eric Leblanc.

In a statement Friday, Sept 9, Volvo said that prior to appointment, Mansoor was its vice-president for vehicle sales and marketing of Asia trucks operations, based in Beijing, China.

It said he was responsible for vehicle sales, product management and support besides brand and marketing for all the Volvo group truck brands namely Volvo, Renault, Nissan and Mack.

With his move to Malaysia, Mansoor brings with him a wealth of experience of more than 25 years in the automotive industry. He joined Volvo Group in India in 1997 and has since led various sales, product, marketing and strategy roles.

'His expertise and experience include both direct retail sales and dealer sales handling an extensive range of products ranging from cars, multi utility vehicles besides light duty, medium duty and heavy duty trucks,' it said.

Volvo said that prior to joining the company, Mansoor worked with Tata Motors for 12 years.

It said Mansoor graduated from India's Aligarh University in 1985 with a Mechanical Engineering degree and also holds a Diploma in Marketing Management from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management in 1987.

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