Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE have announced the appointment of Manolito Vujicic as India’s new Head of Division.
After leaving the position of Porsche Brand President at PAIG (China) Automobile Investment Co., Ltd in Hangzhou (China), the 48-year-old will begin his tenure from February 2021. With the all-electric Taycan and new generation Panamera scheduled to launch in India over the course of 2021, the appointment comes at a crucial time for the brand.
“I am very pleased that Manolito has accepted this position. His extensive experience in the retail business and network development will be crucial for the coming years. We have ambitious plans for the market and I am certain that he is the right candidate to lead the local team into the next phase for Porsche in India.”
Dr. Manfred Braeunl, Chief Executive Officer of Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE
Manolito Vujicic, who is German-born, brings a wealth of experience to the new role. He has worked for almost 20 years in the car sector, 17 of which he spent working for the Porsche Holding Salzburg. He was responsible for budget and investment planning, the realization of dealer targets and the expansion of the organization’s current dealer network in China in his most recent job. Prior to that, Vujicic was the Managing Director of Porsche SCG Ltd., a national importer of Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, and Porsche from Serbia. In all aspects of the retail industry, including sales, network development, marketing, and communications, as well as after-sales, he has extensive knowledge.
Married with three kids, Manolito Vujicic is excited about starting his new role in Mumbai.
“This is a unique opportunity for me to combine my experience in working in different environments, my knowledge as an importer and my passion for the retail business. I am excited to lead the team in this new era for Porsche India. Throughout my years in the automotive sector, I have learned that the key to growing business is to stay open-minded and be willing to learn. Our marketplace is constantly changing and it is crucial to adapt quickly. Together with our partners, we will continue to excite our customers, encourage our employees, offer an excellent service, and achieve positive results.”
In his new role, Manolito Vujicic will be managing Porsche’s presence across the country. The network comprises five dealerships, eight service centres and the soon-to-be completed Porsche Studio in Delhi. The brand has plans to expand its footprint in the market and further enhance the customer experience through varies measures.