Joe King arrived at the helm at Audi in 2013 and since then helped the brand with growing numbers and more importantly going past Mercedes-Benz. Now three years down the line, his tenure has finally come to an end and he is all set to move back to the company headquarters in Germany.
Joe King was also responsible for Audi India’s dealer expansion program and customer focused initiatives. Educated at the University of Melbourne, King came with over 23 years of automotive experience to the role, having commenced his career with Toyota in 1990.
From 1996 until 2009, Joe King held various roles with BMW group Australia, including managing director of BMW Sydney and general manager of sales. He also held the position of general manager of sales at BMW Melbourne, along with the role of finance and insurance manager.
Thierry Lespiaucq, managing director of Volkswagen Group Sales India since May 2014, is to replace King as the interim head at Audi India. Thierry Lespiaucq has been part of the automotive industry for over 37 years and joined Volkswagen in 2004.