Former Skoda India director Zac Hollis appointed VinFast Asia Head

    Hollis will play a critical part in defining VinFast India’s over Rs 16,600 crore roll out plan.

    Published On Jan 23, 2024 10:37:00 AM

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    Zac Hollis, former brand director of Skoda Auto India, has joined Vietnamese EV major VinFast as its Asia head. Hollis, who played an important role in the successful implementation of the India 2.0 strategy for Skoda, will now play a critical part in defining VinFast India’s roll out plan. The move to VinFast comes within four months of Hollis joining MG Motor as its prestige models operation director.

    VinFast's India plans

    The onboarding of Hollis happened at a time when the Vietnamese EV specialists signed an MoU with the State Government of Tamil Nadu to invest USD 2 billion (over Rs 16,600 crore) in the country. Apart from overseeing India's entry strategy, Hollis is likely to play an important role in picking up key talent for the India arm, say people in the know.

    The establishment of VinFast’s integrated electric vehicle facility in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu is expected to generate job opportunities for approximately 3,000-3,500 people, and have an annual manufacturing capacity of up to 1,50,000 units.

    Zac Hollis at Skoda India

    Hollis was appointed as the director of sales, service and marketing, Skoda Auto in September 2018 and spent four years in India laying the foundation for the brand. When Hollis left, Skoda was sitting on its best volumes and market share in the country. He was also appreciated by thousands of Skoda car owners for actively connecting with them on social media. Prior to spending 4 years in India, Hollis was leading the China sales for Skoda Auto between 2016 and 2018.

    Also see:

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