Eberhard Kern has officially taken over as the new Managing Director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India from Mr. Peter Honegg. The formal hand-over happened today in Pune. The hand over took place in the presence of Mr. Matthias Lührs, Chairman of Board of Directors, Mercedes-Benz India.
Mr.Kern is a veteran at Daimler, having spent three decades with the company. His assignments across Asia, other global markets as well as at Headquarters make him well-positioned for the new role in India.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Eberhard Kern said “I inherit a very strong organization in this market where Mercedes-Benz is held in highest esteem. Our production facility is one of the best in the Mercedes-Benz world; our product line-up is exciting and holds tremendous potential. The New Generation Cars from the Mercedes stable will, in my opinion, play a pivotal role and our wide network of dealers are poised to support the growth. In short, the fundamentals are strong and we look forward to sustained profitable growth in the next years.”
Mr. Peter Honegg, handing the responsibility to his successor said, “I have had a short but memorable India experience. It is a colorful land with warm and friendly people- and of course extremely well informed and demanding customers. However I am happy that I am leaving the company in very able hands of a veteran – Mr. Eberhard Kern who has seen almost as much of Daimler, as I have at a far lesser age. We started quite a few initiatives that have given dividends and I am sure they will be further sharpened under leadership of Eberhard Kern.”