Automobile manufacturer Skoda India, which is owned by Volkswagen Group, brought Petr Solc on board as the director of sales and marketing. Solc joins Skoda India from Skoda Russia, where he was the brand director.
Solc will step into his new role from 1st September, and Zac Hollis, who Solc succeeds, will remain as the director of sales and marketing until 30th September. Hollis will take up another role within the Volkswagen Group.
Solc, who has over 18 years of experience, started his career with Volkswagen Group, and was based out of Latin America where he worked as a product and price analyst. From there he moved to Skoda Auto and was based out of Slovakia, Poland, Austria, and Ireland. Later he moved to the UK, where he was a part of the sales planning department. He also spent time in Eastern Europe, where he was the head of sales for the region and later taking on a global role.
Recently, Skoda released the official sketches of its three-row vision 7S 7-seat electric SUV concept. The model will be unveiled on August 30. According to reports, India has pipped China to become the third largest market (in volume terms) in the first half of 2022 for Skoda.