November 10, 2020, Kuala Lumpur – Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the financial arm of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, has appointed Anamika Talwar as the new managing director, effective November 1, 2020.
Anamika will replace Mike Ponnaz, who will take on the role as the managing director of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Hong Kong.
With over two decades of experience in building new businesses, running country operations as well as driving growth and innovation, Anamika has previously worked as the regional head of strategy, insurance and business development for the Americas region. She was also the regional head of sales and marketing as well as digital transformation for the Africa and Asia Pacific region.
“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 Anamika in a statement.
Before joining Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, Anamika served as the managing director of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Singapore for three years. During her time there, she led the transformation of the customer journey to introduce paperless digital lending and was recognised as the ‘Digital Leader of the Year’ by Women in IT Awards Asia in 2019.
In her leadership, the business received several awards for digital innovation and was recognised as the ‘Best Luxury Car Financing Specialist’. Anamika has a degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and an MBA from Carnegie Melon University.