Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India has appointed Rahul Pansare as its new Head of Marketing and Sushant Balsekar, the new Head of PR & Corporate Communications. These appointments come at a significant time as FCA gears up for the launch of JEEP in India and also planning for the next generation of FIAT products. Where both Rahul Pansare and Sushant Balsekar have vast and a variety of experience in their respective functions and come to FCA India after having worked extensively with global automobile corporations.
Rahul Pansarehas joined FCA with 15 years of diverse experience in Sales and Marketing across domains such as FMCG, Entertainment and Automobiles. His association with FIAT goes back to 1999 when he started his career in FIAT as an engineer. Prior to this, he was the Head of Communications in Volkswagen Group Sales India and the Brand custodian for their entire range of products. While Sushant Balsekar has 16 years of work experience spanning Automotive Journalism, Automotive PR Consulting, Corporate, Product, Brand and Strategic Communications as well as Marketing Communications.
Commenting on the two appointments, Mr. Kevin Flynn, President and Managing Director, FCA India Operations, said, “I am delighted to welcome Rahul Pansare and Sushant Balsekar to the FCA India team. They both are strong and dynamic leaders in their respective functions and will help strengthen FCA’s presence in India. They come in at a crucial time as we are steering the organization into an all-new phase of development.”
He further added, “We envisage Marius will however remain associated with the organization going forward as an external support when required on certain select projects.”