Brand View: Dr. Hamid Haqparwar is responsible for driving the BMW Group business and sales forward across 13 markets in the Middle East
Dr. Hamid Haqparwar is a highly experienced industry professional with extensive knowledge of the automobile business gained from many years working with one of the world’s biggest car brands.
Dr. Haqparwar has been with BMW Group all his working life. He started with the company as an intern in 2005 and has gone on to excel within the organization, reaching his current position of Managing Director of BMW Group Middle East at the age of just 38.
Before taking up his current role he started his career in the BMW Headquarters in Germany and worked as BMW Group’s Sales Area Manager and Head of Product Management for the Middle East from 2008 to 2012. Dr. Haqparwar then moved to BMW India to work as Director for Sales and Director for Sales Channel Development.
His knowledge of the automotive industry in the region saw Dr. Haqparwar appointed as BMW Group Middle East’s Director for Sales and Marketing in 2016, before starting his current position as Managing Director in August 2018.
As Managing Director of BMW Group Middle East, he is responsible for driving BMW Group’s business and sales forward in 13 markets across the region.
Dr. Haqparwar completed his PhD from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, holds an MBA degree from Western Carolina University in USA and graduated in Business Administration from the university of Mannheim, Germany.
Some of the company’s most recent accomplishments include the successful launch of the BMW X7 in the Middle East. A car the region has long waited for. There has been a high demand since its launch and it is highly anticipated by customers and the media alike.
Another highlight in 2019 is the successful launch of the all-electric BMW i3s in the GCC. BMW’s innovative e-mobility flagship can now also be ordered in Dubai. But there were not only very important car launches in 2019 for BMW Group Middle East this year. The recent opening of the state-of-the-art BMW Group Training Centre in Dubai as part of BMW Group’s Customer Care initiative is another milestone in the regional history of the company.
Around 2,000 sales and aftersales staff from the 14 importers in the Middle East are trained at the centre as BMW Group Middle East moves forward with ambitious plans to build an even more customer-oriented workforce that will serve customers in a better and more efficient way.
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