In a recent appointment, Samir Gupta has been appointed as the new Managing Director for India by Continental tyres. In addition to his new role, Mr. Gupta would continue to be the Head of Central Asia Region (India, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia) Passenger and Light Truck Tyres Replacement Business (PLT RE). He has been performing this role successfully since 2019. Samir Gupta is an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience. Before Continental, he was associated with Truck Tyres (TT) India in the capacity of Market Manager. At TT, he played a vital role in shaping their business in India during the company’s early stages.
At Continental, Mr. Gupta has worked for about 10 years. During this tenure, as Managing Director for the Malaysia region, he was instrumental in creating a highly-effective technical sales force. His efforts resulted in an incredible improvement in the ROI of the company. Continental tyres are undergoing expansion in the subcontinent and Samir Gupta’s appointment will be an important step in achieving good results in this geography by the company. Mr. Gupta’s customer-centric approach and digital solutions expertise is highly valued at continental and is going to be a differentiating factor.
Dalibor Kalina, head of BA replacement Tyres APAC, congratulated Samir Gupta on his appointment and said that his vast experience and expertise will help build and maintain agile and robust teams. According to Mr. Kalina, this appointment will pave the way for Continental’s success in the future.
Speaking on his appointment, Samir Gupta expressed happiness at his new role. He said, India has a huge potential as a market and I am happy with my second stint at Continental.