FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen AG has chosen former Volvo global marketing boss Maria Stenstroem to head its passenger car sales in India and the Far East. She starts her new job Dec. 1.
Stenstroem, 53, will succeed Armin Keller, 50, who has been appointed executive director for VW-brand sales in Southeast Asia.
During her career at Volvo, Stenstroem held a number of senior posts. She was head of the automaker's UK market development from 1994 to 1996. She was given market development duties for southern Europe in 1996 and two years later was put in charge of Volvo's service business for all of Europe. She was Volvo's managing director in France from 2003 to 2007. From 2007 until this year, she was Volvo's vice president of global marketing. She moved to VW in April as head of international market planning. In her new role as boss of India and Far East car sales, she will report to VW Group sales chief Christian Klinger.