German sports car brand Porsche has just announced that Pavan Shetty, director of Porsche India, resigned on July 1, 2020, due to personal reasons. Meanwhile, Ashish Kaul, Head of Sales, Porsche India will take over the daily operations of Porsche India and report directly to Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India for strategic initiatives. The statement also stated that a permanent replacement would be announced in due course.
Shetty started his career at HSBC in 2000, before moving to Castrol India in 2003-04. He joined Tata Motors in 2004 and worked as a product account manager for almost 3 years. He then joined Ford India, where he worked as a regional sales manager for the Western Region. For 5 years. In 2012, Pavan joined Lamborghini as President of India and was there for three years and eleven months, and was primarily responsible for the business operations of Italian brands in the country. In 2016, he was appointed Director of Porsche India, where he oversaw sales, marketing, after-sales, and network development work. He was also charged with responsibility for improving the brand’s presence in India.