Sumit Sawhney

Chief Executive Officer, Renault India

Sumit comes with 23 years of automotive excellence and spearheads Renault’s operations in India and SAARC countries, leading the efforts to achieve the growth plans outlined for the region. Prior to joining Groupe Renault, Sumit was part of a major transition at a US automotive company, which saw its sales surge significantly in India.

Under his leadership, the brand has consistently set new benchmarks in the Indian automotive industry with segment defining products like Duster and Kwid. His leadership was instrumental in Renault India winning the much-acclaimed President Award for the successful Global launch of Renault Kwid, which is the highest honor in the Renault Groupe. He was also recently adjudged the ‘Automotive Man of the Year’ by prestigious media groups including NDTV and Zee.

Along with his responsibility of leading the operations of Groupe Renault in India and the SAARC region, he is also part of the Board of Directors Committee & Region Management Committee of the Africa-Middle East-India (AMI) region of Groupe Renault. Sumit is a thought leader in the Indian automotive industry and is a member of the most coveted manufacturing council of CII and is part of the Executive Committee of SIAM.

Other than his passion for automobiles, Sumit is actively involved with humanitarian projects, and he also keenly pursues his interest for aviation in his personal time.