*Right: Mr Roland Folger, Left: Dr Claus Weidner
As it goes, it’s one president out, and another one in for Mercedes-Benz Malaysia. The company has just announced its replacement for current President and CEO, Roland Folger, whose term in the country expires October 2015.
Taking over, from Mr Folger will be Dr Claus Weidner, who will officially assume the role of president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia from October 2015 onwards.
Dr Weidner will bring to Mercedes-Benz Malaysia over 20 years’ experience from several positions held in Sales and Marketing and Corporate Strategy at the headquarters in Germany. Dr Weidner has also been the Head of Sales/Marketing Passenger Cars in China and leading the entire Mercedes-Benz business in Hong Kong and Macau, and most recently, Indonesia.
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia’s outgoing President and CEO, Folger said, "My five-year tenure in Malaysia has been a fulfilling experience, and the successes we achieved are a testament to the strength of our team. I extend my best wishes to Dr Weidner and welcome him to Malaysia. I have no doubt that under his leadership Mercedes-Benz Malaysia will not only continue to deliver quality premium vehicles and customer service that exceeds expectations, but will also stay on course to dominate the luxury segment.”
*Roland Folger (Right) pictured along MBM's current Vice President Mark Raine
Folger’s last few months at the helm of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has seen the company smash records one after the other. Throughout his five years here, he has seen the launches of several key model launches in the country, including but not limited to the all-new A-, CLA- and GLA-Class, All-new S-Class, all-new C-Class, and new E-Class.
Roland Folger’s next move is to India, where he will become Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd’s Managing Director and CEO later this year.