VOLVO Car Malaysia (VCM) on Wednesday officially welcomed Charles Frump (pix) as its new managing director onward from the departure of Nalin Jain, who previously served as managing director from 2019 to 2020.
Frump, from the US, will continue Jain’s responsibilities in overseeing the company’s overall operations and driving Volvo’s electrification vision in Malaysia.
He joins VCM from Volvo Car India, where he had been serving as managing director since 2017 and played an instrumental role in accelerating the growth of Volvo’s market share and earnings in India’s competitive luxury car segment.
Frump’s association with Volvo Cars dates back to 2009, where he worked as the director of marketing in Volvo Car Japan.
With more than 20 years of automotive experience in different markets and dynamics across Asia, the US and Europe, Frump has also held global, regional and local roles in the areas of marketing, sales, customer service and network management.
“I am excited to embark on a new chapter of my journey with Volvo in a new market. I see Malaysia as a crossroad of the places I have been in the past, and I look forward to working closely with the local team, individual by individual, to build our strengths.”
Frump holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in international marketing from UCLA Anderson School of Management, Los Angeles, USA. He completed his bachelor’s in economics and mathematics from St. Olaf College, Minnesota, USA.