BMW India CEO Rudratej Singh passes away

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Rudy (popularly called) was the first Indian to head the BMW India operations. He had joined BMW Group India on August 1, 2019. Earlier, he was the global president of Royal Enfield and vice-president with Unilever in Singapore and previously, he also worked with Dabur India.

BMW Group President and CEO Rudratej Singh passed away on Monday morning due to a massive cardiac arrest.

It is believed that Rudratej was fine in the morning as he had interacted with his leadership team through text messages before heading to the gym inside his house in Delhi for a workout. At around 10.30 a.m., he reportedly collapsed and his family took him to a hospital where he was declared dead.

While BMW Group India said in a statement, “The cause behind the sudden and unexpected demise is yet to be ascertained. Our prayers are with his family and loved ones during this difficult period,”

“He will always be remembered as an inspiring and compassionate human being. His transformational vision and strategic orientation played a crucial role in the navigation of BMW Group India in a challenging business environment,” the company said.

The company added, “His demise comes at a juncture when BMW Group India is in the midst of implementing strategic measures for strengthening the dealership network across India.”

Rudy (popularly called) was the first Indian to head the BMW India operations. He had joined BMW Group India on August 1, 2019. Earlier, he was the global president of Royal Enfield and vice-president with Unilever in Singapore, and previously he also worked with Dabur India.

He had more than 25 years of experience and held multiple leadership positions both in the automotive and non-automotive industries.

Rudy did MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad. Singh was a graduate from Delhi University. 

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