India’s largest luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd, has appointed Santhosh Iyer as Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company with effect from 1 January, 2023.


  • He will replace Martin Shwenk, who will take over as President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Thailand.
  • Santhosh Iyer is currently serving as the company’s Vice President (Sales & Marketing).
  • At the age of 46, Santhosh Iyer became the first Indian and the youngest person to be appointed as head of Mercedes-Benz India.
  • Santhosh Iyer has been associated with Mercedes-Benz India since 2009.

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