Maruti Suzuzki India Limited (MSIL) has made an announcement that R S Kalsi would be the new head of Domestic Marketing & Sales. He would be succeeding Mayank Pareek, who after serving for over 2 decades, called it a day. Mr. Kalsi, too, has been with Maruti for over 30 years and has functioned in several department such as Vendor Development, Supply Chain, Parts Inspection and Engineering.
Kalsi is currently the Executive Director of Parts, Accessories, and Outbound Logistics divisions of the Company. Also, Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director, will continue to head International Marketing for the Company. Both Kalsi and Srivastava would be directly reporting to Kenichi Ayukawa, MD and CEO, Maruti Suzuki. Commenting on the changes, Kenichi Ayukawa, MD and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India said "RS Kalsi has served as our National Sales Head, before which he had led the Company's foray into a bouquet of businesses including Maruti Finance and Maruti True Value. Starting out as an engineer on the Maruti shop floor, Kalsi has performed multiple roles across the spectrum. This has enabled him to develop a sound understanding of the business, and a deep commitment to Maruti Suzuki values.
He further added, "Having worked in close partnership with the Company's domestic dealer network, Kalsi has a sound understanding of customer needs and preferences. With Kalsi heading our domestic Marketing and Sales efforts, and Shashank spearheading our international operations, we will be in a very good position to strengthen our bond with customers as we move towards our medium term goal of two million annual vehicles sales".