Great Wall Motors of China, which made its India debut at the Auto Expo 2020 in February and subsequently signed a pact with GM to take over its plant in Talegaon,n near Pune, today announced the appointment of James Yang as its president for the Indian subsidiary of GWM. The company has also appointed Parker Shi as managing director for the Indian subsidiary of GWM.
According to the leading Chinese vehicle manufacturer, James Yang brings in rich experience in the areas of R&D, project and marketing management and will be leading the entire GWM India project with major focus on R&D, plant and industrial operations in India.
Commenting on his taking charge, James Yang said, “I am happy that I have been given the chance to lead the operations at such a crucial juncture and hope that we can work towards providing the best quality products and at the same time generate more employment, business and economic viability. India holds great importance for GWM and is an important partner in the overall scheme of things in the ASEAN region. Our commitment towards the Indian market has been showcased with the investments in the Talegaon plant and R&D facility.”
Parker Shi has rich global experience and has made immense contribution in expanding GWM business in Middle East, Africa and Australia regions before joining India project. He will be responsible for Commercial Operations for GWM in India.
According to Parker Shi, managing director, GWM India, “I am happy to be a part of a team that is looking at making a foray in a highly competitive and soon to be the fourth largest market in the world. We at GWM are highly optimistic about the India market and we foresee recovery of the market in near future. At GWM, we are excited and will continue pursuing our plans actively with utmost optimism to build a highly customer-centric organisation and build a strong brand image for GWM in India.”
It maybe recollected that GWM had announced its plants to enter the Indian automotive market with the Haval brand in January. On January 22, the company appointed Hardeep Singh Brar as marketing and sales chief for its India operations.
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