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Muscat, Oman, United Arab Emirates, 2008/07/23 - Jaguar and Land Rover have announced the appointment of Robin Colgan as the new Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa region.
Robin Colgan takes over from Andy Gawthorpe who had been with the company for almost five years. Robin has over 13 years experience working with Jaguar and Land Rover internationally in markets like the UK, Mexico, New Zealand and France.
As the new Managing Director, Robin will spearhead the strong growth both Jaguar and Land Rover have been witnessing in the region. The Middle East is a key growth market for Land Rover globally and Jaguar is witnessing a strong resurgence with its new design direction.
In his last role, Robin was the Global Brand Manager for Land Rover handling strategy, product definition and pricing for current and future vehicles. Prior to this, he was the Jaguar and Land Rover Regional Manager for London responsible for sales, marketing and distribution in the key market.
“I am delighted to extend my Jaguar and Land Rover relationship into a market as dynamic and full of potential as the Middle East and North Africa. With almost 14,000 vehicle sales across more than 20 countries, this region represents is a significant market for both brands.
“I look forward to working with my team and the importers to continue offering customers unique and unmatched levels of luxury, performance and capability that exemplify Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles,” said Robin Colgan.
As one of the most recognized brands in the luxury car segment, Jaguar designs and delivers cars with the very best in performance and luxury. The latest addition to the Jaguar product portfolio is the new XF, a beautiful, fast sporting saloon that is the second car to be built under the new design direction.
Land Rover (landrover.com) produces the worlds finest all terrain vehicles and is witnessing strong growth globally and regionally. Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, Land Rover has the strongest product line up ever with five distinct models: The Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Land Rover LR3, Land Rover LR2 and Defender.