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Κακά τα ψέματα… όλοι όσοι ακολουθούν στενά την πορεία προσώπων εκτός από εταιριών, ήξεραν πως ο Stefan Jacoby κάπου, κάποτε θα έκανε την επανεμφάνισή του. Μετά τη θητεία του ως CEO της Volvo και το «φιλικό» –σε εισαγωγικά γιατί το κουτσομπολιό λέει πως συγκρούστηκε την Geely και έτσι του δείξανε την έξοδο– διαζύγιο μεταξύ των δύο πλευρών, ο Jacoby αναλαμβάνει χρέη Executive Vice President και υπευθύνου διεθνών επιχειρήσεων στη GM. Αυτό σημαίνει πως ο Jacoby θα είναι υπεύθυνος για την πορεία και τη στρατηγική της GM σε παραπάνω από 100 χώρες σε Ασία, Ευρώπη, Αφρική και Μ. Ανατολή. Δεν νομίζω πως υπάρχει κάποιος καταλληλότερος για αυτή τη θέση με δεδομένη την εμπειρία του εν λόγω ατόμου γενικότερα αλλά και ειδικότερα –ως επικεφαλής της VW China πχ-

Για την ιστορία, ο Stefan Jacoby αντικαθιστά τον Tim Lee ο οποίος ανέλαβε χρέη προέδρου στην GM Κίνας και Executive Vice President Global Manufacturing. Περισσότερες πληροφορίες για αυτόν που επιθυμεί, στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.

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Tim Lee Named Chairman of GM China Stefan Jacoby to lead Consolidated International Operations 2013-08-02

DETROIT – General Motors today announced it is strengthening its International Operations management team in order to build on the company’s leadership position in China, the world’s largest auto market.

Tim Lee will become Chairman of GM China with responsibility for 12 joint ventures, two wholly owned foreign enterprises and more than 55,000 employees. Lee has spent nearly four years in charge of GM’s International Operations. He will continue in his role as Executive Vice President Global Manufacturing. Bob Socia, president of GM China, will continue to report to Lee.

Stefan Jacoby, most recently the CEO of Volvo Cars, will become Executive Vice President Consolidated International Operations, leading the company’s operations in more than 100 countries and territories in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

“Stefan is a great addition to an already strong team,” said GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson. “We expect him to continue building on his record of delivering results in markets around the world.”

In addition to running Volvo Cars, Jacoby’s nearly 30-year career includes positions at Mitsubishi and several key jobs at Volkswagen. Jacoby will report to Akerson and begin on August 5.

GM’s customer focus and momentum are two reasons Jacoby said he is joining GM.

“I’m excited to join a company that’s delivering beautiful, high-quality and fascinating vehicles and is committed to improving the total customer experience,” he said. “The GM team has plans to win in every market, and I’m eager to contribute.”

In his role as Executive Vice President Global Manufacturing, Lee has responsibility for manufacturing, labor and manufacturing engineering. GM and its joint venture partners produce vehicles, engines, transmissions and components in 168 manufacturing plants in more than 30 countries on six continents.

“GM leads in the U.S. and China, the two most important auto markets in the world,” said Akerson. “We are also in the midst of the most aggressive product rollout in our history. Tim is critical to building on our success in China and to ensuring flawless vehicle launches around the globe.”

Globally, GM will launch more than 60 vehicles in 2013-14. Lee’s leadership has contributed to several significant quality accolades for GM, including the most awards of any automaker in the 2013 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Survey and Chevrolet Impala’s rating by a leading consumer publication as the best large sedan in America.

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