Rudratej Singh, CEO Of BMW India, Dies Due To Cardiac Arrest
Rudratej Singh, president and chief executive officer of BMW Group India, died on Monday morning following a cardiac arrest. Arlindo Teixeira, chief financial officer at the company, has been appointed as the acting president in the interim.
Singh had joined BMW Group in August 2019 following a stint as global president of Royal Enfield, Eicher Motors Ltd.’s motorcycle arm. Before that, he worked with Unilever Plc in India and international markets for over 16 years.
"BMW Group India, with profound sorrow, announces the demise of Rudratej Singh (46), President and Chief Executive Officer, on April 20, 2020," the Indian arm of the German automaker said in a statement.
The cause behind the sudden and unexpected death is yet to be ascertained, 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'll always be remembered as an inspiring and compassionate human being," BMW Group India said in the statement. His transformational vision and strategic orientation played a crucial role in navigation of BMW Group India in a challenging business environment.
Singh’s death comes at a time when BMW Group India was in midst of implementing the strategic measures for strengthening its dealer network across India, the automaker said.
Singh had more than 25 years of experience and held multiple leadership positions both in the automotive and non-automotive industries.