Christopher Marsh takes over from Landry Tchapda, who, upon completing his current assignment, has been entrusted with a new role within the organization, involving a relocation to Australia.
Prashanth Doreswamy, President and CEO of Continental India, expressed a warm welcome to Christopher Marsh and conveyed the company’s best wishes for his new role. He highlighted Marsh’s extensive experience in both global and local markets, emphasizing his valuable contribution to the company’s operations in India.
Christopher Marsh, the new Head of Surface Solutions Business Area at ContinTech India, shared his enthusiasm regarding this appointment. He acknowledged the significance of the Indian market and expressed his commitment to driving business growth and enhancing Continental’s localization efforts. Marsh aims to leverage his extensive experience to strengthen the company’s sustainability initiatives and craft a strategic growth path for both the Indian and global markets.
With over 15 years of experience in the automotive manufacturing industry, Christopher Marsh has previously worked with organizations such as Dana Axle and Jaguar Land Rover. His relocation from the UK to Pune in 2018 in support of Jaguar Land Rover’s strategic India Operations has provided him with an in-depth understanding of the Indian market.
In his new leadership role, Christopher Marsh is expected to expand Continental’s existing business connections and operations in India. His background in Supply Chain Management and prior experience positions him well to advance the company’s localization initiatives and explore the potential of the export market. His strategic vision will contribute to Continental’s growth and sustainability efforts in the country.
Continental’s Pune Plant, under Marsh’s leadership, aims to further scale up its annual capacity from five million square meters of surface material to 10 million square meters. This plant plays a key role in serving export markets through OEMs, aligning with Continental’s broader investment plans for India.