General Motors on Monday announced that Kaher Kazem has been appointed as president and managing director of GM India. Set to take charge from January 1, Kaher Kazem is currently serving as chief operating officer (COO) for American brand in India. Arvind Sexana, current president and MD, will get retired in January.
“With Kaher’s hands-on experience and direct knowledge of the business, we are pleased to appoint him to lead GM India at this important time,” said GM Executive Vice President and GM International President Stefan Jacoby. “GM is committed to India for the long term. Kaher’s proven track record will enable us to deliver to Indian consumers the great vehicles they want and the world-class customer experience they deserve.”
Kazam has been working with GM since 1995, he first joined GM holden in Australia as a senior engineer. He later worked on several leadership positions at General Motors Holden manufacturing operations. From 2009 to 2012, He served as vice president of manufacturing and quality for GM Thailand. And prior to the current position, he has manged the industrial side of the business as president and MD of GM Uzbekistan from 2012.
He later held several leadership positions at GM Holden Manufacturing Operations. In 2009, he was appointed vice president of Manufacturing and Quality for GM Thailand/ASEAN.
Prior to taking on his current position earlier this year, where he has managed the industrial side of the business, Kazem was president and managing director of GM Uzbekistan from 2012.
“I want to thank Arvind, who has helped lay the foundation for the future success of GM India,” said Jacoby. “We look forward to a smooth transition to ensure the continued execution of our business transformation.”