Rudratej Singh (46), President and CEO of BMW India group succumbed to a cardiac arrest and passed away on April 20.
Singh joined BMW in April 2019 and managed some of the most important projects during his tenure; the launch of the new BMW 3 Series (which won in the Premium Car category at the prestigious Indian Car of the Year 2020 awards), the new BMW M5 Competition, new BMW 530i Sport and new BMW X1.
A graduate from IMT Ghaziabad, Singh previously served as the Global President at Royal Enfield for over four years and had also worked with Unilever in India and international markets for more than 16 years. “His transformational vision and strategic orientation played a crucial role in the navigation of BMW Group India in a challenging business environment,” BMW said in an official statement.
The news of Singh’s demise comes at a very crucial time for the automaker, which was in the midst of implementing strategic measures for strengthening its dealer network across India.
A few weeks ago, on April 7, BMW also lost its head of sales in India, Mihir Dayal, to cancer. The company has appointed Chief Financial Officer Arlindo Teixeira as the interim President.