BMW India CEO Rudratej Singh dies of cardiac arrest

NEW DELHI: President and CEO of BMW Group Rudratej Singh passed away on Monday morning after cardiac arrest.

" BMW Group India , with profound sorrow, announces the demise of Rudratej Singh (46), President and Chief Executive Officer on April 20, 2020, the automaker said in a statement.

The cause of the sudden and unexpected disappearance has not yet been determined, the company said, but sources confirmed that Singh suffered a massive cardiac arrest.

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, BMW Group India said in the statement.

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His transformational vision and strategic orientation played a crucial role in navigation of BMW Group India in a challenging business environment, it added.

Its disappearance comes at a crucial time when the company was implementing strategic measures to strengthen the dealer network across India, the automaker said.

Singh had joined the BMW Group in August 2019.

Singh had over 25 years of experience and held multiple leadership positions in both the automotive and non-automotive industries.

In his last mission, he was the global president of Royal enfield and prior to that he worked with Unilever in India and international markets for over 16 years.