Papke, new MD at Porsche
APN, PR, 25 July 2005 – Porsche
Middle East has a new Managing Director: Starting
August 1, 43-year-old South African Deesch Papke will be
taking over the Dubai-based Subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche
AG, Stuttgart, Germany. He is succeeding Mark Bishop, who
is now responsible for the Company’s Chinese market.
Ever since its foundation in March
Middle East has shown steady and consistent growth. In
fiscal 2004/05 that is ending on July 31, sales will once
again be up approximately one-third to some 3,800 units.
Middle East, the German car maker’s fifth-largest Sales
Company, operates in 15 countries ranging from the United
Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait all the
way through India to South Africa.
Opening six new Porsche
Middle East, which already has 21 outlets in the region,
plans to step up its presence even further in the years to
All three of Porsche’s model series,
the 911, the Boxter,
Sports Utility, contribute to Porsche’s success in the
Middle East. The market launch of the new Cayman S
Mid-Engined Coupé in late November will further boost
above-average growth in the region.
The new Managing Director Deesch Papke
looks back at a 19-year career in the car industry.
Holding a graduate degree in business administration,
Papke has gained management experience in various top
positions in a number of countries.