Volvo Auto India, in a re-shuffle in its upper-level management team, has appointed Tom von Bonsdorff as the new Managing Director of the company. He would succeed Tomas Ernberg, who is said to be moving back to Sweden on a new role. Tom von Bonsdorff has been with Volvo Cars for 17 years in several operational and managerial positions. He would be effective in this role from June 1, 2015.
Tom von Bonsdorff, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India said, "India as a market holds great promise being one of the fastest growing markets for Volvo. An array of recent launches - XC90, V40 Cross Country Petrol including soon to be launched V40 and S60 T6 Petrol will add a positive thrust to the brand presence in India. With an exciting range of innovative products to be launched globally in the near future, India is poised to garner in roads into the luxury car segment and I look forward to further strengthening Volvo car's presence here."
Remarking on the appointment of Bonsdorff, Jari Kohonen, Vice President Asia- Pacific, Volvo Cars Group, said "Tom brings wide industry, market and cultural experience into his new position with proven track record from different functions and markets within Volvo Cars commercial operations which makes him highly suited to lead Volvo Cars in India on its growth trajectory." During his career at Volvo Cars, Tom has worked in US, Sweden, Finland and in his current position - as a Market Area Director - Asia - Tom is already based in Delhi.