Panasonic India appoints Manish Sharma as MD

by CXOtoday News Desk    Apr 10, 2013

Manish Sharma

One of Japan’s consumer electronics company, Panasonic today announced the elevation of Manish Sharma as Managing Director of Panasonic India. He will be responsible for the strategic planning, sales and marketing of company’s consumer and enterprise divisions with immediate effect. With this, Manish has also been appointed to the Board of Directors of Panasonic India.

In his previous role, Sharma was responsible for driving profitable growth across the entire portfolio of consumer products and has catapulted the Panasonic brand to make it a household name across the country. Sharma’s elevation is a part of Panasonic strategy of streamlining business structures to increase competitiveness and profitability across the group.

In his new role, Sharma will now be responsible for the strategic planning, business development and sales and marketing functions of Panasonic India across consumer and enterprise business which caters to the B2B, B2G, and IT segments focusing on system solutions and industrial devices.

“Sharma’s elevation is an integral part of driving empowerment through localization of Panasonic India’s leadership. His career of nearly eighteen years has spanned from hands-on operations to strategic planning and policy where he has successfully demonstrated his ability to deliver in the most difficult circumstances and has built a bright and young team. I would like to congratulate Manish on his new role and wish him all the best for his new endeavour,” said Daizo Ito, President - Panasonic India.

“At Panasonic, the business-to-business segment accounts for close to 70 per cent of the company’s global revenue. We are sure that a strong and diverse market like India will present immense opportunities for the growth of Panasonic in this segment as well. Despite the consumer durables segment being challenging, Panasonic has successfully made inroads into almost each household in India; the business segment will be an opportunity for me to create a win-win proposition for both, Brand Panasonic and the Indian enterprises,” said Manish Sharma.

Manish Sharma joined Panasonic in August 2008 as Product Head for VIERA range of Flat Panel Televisions and subsequently took charge as Director of Marketing in April 2010 and became the Managing Director of Consumer Product Division for the company in March 2012. Manish comes with 18 years of experience in industry knowledge and a strong grounding in all aspects of marketing, sales, business development, product support and customer service. He has the distinction of having worked on an extensive portfolio of electronic majors like LG Hotline, Samsung India and Haier India.