SOMFY announces Benoit Thouvenin as GM for India

Written by Businesswire India | New Delhi | Updated: Feb 27 2009, 21:11pm hrs
SOMFY has announced the appointment of Mr Benoit Thouvenin as the new General Manager for the company's India operations. Prior to this, Mr Thouvenin was the Country Manager, SOMFY, Bangkok and was responsible for the company's business for Thailand, Laos, Combodia and Vietnam. In yr. 2005 he opened the Bankok office followed by office in Vietnam in 2008. In his new role, he will drive the company to greater heights in India and other South Asian markets. Mr. Thouvenin brings a wealth of experience and strategic insight to SOMFY India. He has had a good exposure of developing business in South East Asian markets. His deep understanding of managing and developing channel (both OEMs & High end Retail), will add great value to the company's Indian operations.

Mr. Thouvenin, during the last 20 years has played a critical role with different organizations. He joined SOMFY in 1993 as an Sales Engineer. In the year 2000 he became the Export Manager and was responsible for six French territorial divisions. And in 2005 he became the Country Manager, SOMFY Bangkok. During his long tenure with SOMFY, he has closely seen the development of the Automation products and solutions for the openings of homes and buildings. With his knowledge on technology coupled with understanding of markets, Mr. Benoit looks forward to being a part of the technological revolution happening in India.

Way back in 1989, Mr Thouvenin started his career as a Commercial Assistant with Transports CHARY and before joining SOMFY, he was working with KARCHER as sales engineer.