BMW India President & CEO Rudratej Singh has passed away today morning due to massive cardiac arrest. Mr Singh (46) was the first Indian head of BMW India. BMW had appointed Mr Singh who was known as Rudy as the Head for their Indian operations in August last year. He would be remembered as a dynamic leader with 25 years of experience and held multiple leadership positions both in the automotive and non-automotive industry. Before joining BMW Mr. Singh was the Global President at Royal Enfield and before that he worked with Unilever in India and international markets for more than 16 years.
BMW India released a press note that reads “BMW Group India, with profound sorrow, announces the demise of Mr. Rudratej Singh (46), President and Chief Executive Officer on 20 April 2020. 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.
Mr. Rudratej Singh joined BMW Group India on 1 August 2019. His transformational vision and strategic orientation played a crucial role in navigation of BMW Group India in a challenging business environment. His demise comes at a crucial junction when BMW Group India was in the midst of implementing strategic measures for strengthening the dealer network across India.
Mr. Arlindo Teixeira, Chief Financial Officer, BMW Group India has been appointed as the President (act.) in the interim.”
We leave you with a video commercial for the Mini that Mr. Singh himself featured in.