Sudhir Rao will take over as the new managing director of Škoda Auto India Private Limited from 1 March 2012.
Before joining the Czech car maker's Indian arm, Rao was Renault's deputy managing director and chief operating officer.
Prior to this, the 52-year old held several management positions in the international automobile industry. Until the mid-2000s, Rao worked primarily in the US and in Europe and has extensive experience in the international automobile industry and is considered an expert on the Indian market.
He studied business administration and engineering in India and in the USA.