Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia gets new MD

By JAY WONG | 11 November 2020

PUCHONG: Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia has appointed Anamika Talwar as its new managing director.

Talwar's position takes effect since Nov 1 and will replace Mike Ponnaz who goes on to become the managing director of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services in Hong Kong.

Talwar brings with her more than two decades of experience comprising of building new businesses, running country operations as well as driving growth and innovation.

She previously worked as the Regional Head of Strategy, Insurance and Business Development for the Americas region and as the regional Head of Sales & Marketing as well as Digital Transformation for Africa and the Asia Pacific region.

Before joining Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia, Anamika served as the managing director of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Singapore for three years.

There, she led the transformation of the customer journey to introduce paperless digital lending and was recognized as the “Digital Leader of the Year” by Women in IT Awards Asia in 2019.

During her leadership, the business received several awards for digital innovation and was recognized as the “Best Luxury Car Financing Specialist”.

Talwar has a degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and an MBA from Carnegie Melon University.

“Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia is a leader in the mobility and financial services industry, and I am excited for this opportunity in Malaysia to follow the strong business momentum set by former managing director Mike Ponnaz.

"Our customers are the focal point of our strategy and we will continue to delight them with an evolving suite of value-added financing and insurance options tailored to their needs,” said Talwar.