Volvo Cars has appointed Charles Frump as the new Managing Director to head its India operations. He assumed the new role and office from 3rd October, 2017 onwards. His predecessor Tom von Bonsdorff completed his tenure and moved to his home country Finland to pursue a new assignment within the Volvo Group. Jyoti Malhotra, Director-Sales & Marketing, Volvo Auto India was the acting Managing Director in the interim. Charles Frump has been in the automotive industry for 17 years and associated with Volvo Car Group for over eight years. His previous stint with the group was in Sweden where he worked as a Senior Director within the Marketing function. Charles has worked in various markets including Japan, China, the US, and Sweden.
The recent past has been exciting at Volvo cars with new product launches, network expansion, service initiatives and brand investment that has resulted in a 32% volume growth in the past 2 years when the segment growth was below expectations. The announcement of CKD this summer is another step in building trust for the brand in India and we are on track to roll-out the first Made in India Volvo very soon.