Shanghai General Motors has announced the departure of current company president Wang Xiaoqiu. He will be replaced by long time Shanghai GM employee Wang Yongqing in the position.
Wang Yongqing began his automotive industry career in 1990 with Shanghai Volkswagen and started participating in preparatory work for the establishment of Shanghai GM in 1995. He became part of the GM-SAIC joint venture in 1997, where he served as the project manager of Planning and Development, manager of the Engine Program and director of the Jinqiao South Plant. He was appointed as the general manager of Shanghai GM’s GM Dong Yue Motors in 2006 and was also in charge of the brand’s powertrain development department.
In 2009, Yongqing entered the upper management at Shanghai GM after being appointed vice president and becoming a member of the automaker’s executive committee. He was responsible for manufacturing, distribution and quality management.
Wang Xiaoqiu served as the head of Shanghai GM since August 2013. He is credited with creating the joint venture’s strategy for development, optimizing its organizational structure, upgrading its core business capabilities, improving its talent management and strengthening its competitiveness. He is also said to have “championed innovation across Shanghai GM to help ensure its long-term sustainable development.”