29-31 May 2023
Electric Vehicle Innovation Summit
Rakesh Nair
Managing Director for ME European Brands, Stellantis Middle East & Africa

About me


Rakesh Nair is the Managing Director for European Brands at Stellantis Middle East. He manages a portfolio of world-renowned brands PEUGEOT, Citroen, Opel, FIAT, Alfa Romeo, Abarth and DS. His role includes expanding and strengthening the groups’ network and implementing its new strategy in the Middle East.

In his previous role as Managing Director for Goupe PSA in the GCC, Rakesh was responsible for growing Groupe PSA’s presence in the GCC through strategic partnerships with Almajdouie and Ebrahim K. Kanoo, the
PEUGEOT dealers in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain respectively and Al Fahim Group, the new Opel dealer in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.

Rakesh has over 15 years of experience in the automotive industry havingstarted his career at Nissan Middle East, he was able to climb up the ranks and became the General Manager, where he was responsible for
overseeing the activities of the Light Commercial Vehicles department in the Middle East, Africa and India territories. Rakesh also held a variety of roles across multiple departments from operations and product planning to sales, marketing and strategy.

Rakesh is a driven millennial with an accessible approach and an adamant belief in an equal opportunity environment for anyone to learn, express, & collaborate.

Rakesh graduated with a BS in Engineering from Anna University in his hometown of Chennai, India. He is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and is passionate about sports including cricket, football and karting.

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