Arvind Saxena has been MD of Volkswagen Passenger Cars at Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd since 2012. Earlier, he was Vice President, Marketing & Sales and Senior VP, Marketing & Sales at Hyundai Motor India Ltd.
The master salesman, whose earlier job was to take Hyundai right to top has been instrumental in the Korean auto major’s Indian success story. The engineer and MBA says he considers himself lucky to have worked in an Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean and now a German company in his 30-year-long career.
He started his career working with Escorts Auto and then joined Maruti where he spent time handling sales and dealer development. He also did short stints with Fiat and Bajaj Auto.
At Volkswagen his job is to oversee th e launch of new products, increase the company’s market share, push sales and also increase dealerships.