General Motors Russia has appointed Chiprian Suta as its new CEO, the company announced this week in an official statement.
Suta joined GM in 2006, when he was appointed GM Europe’s manager of corporate sales for Romania and Bulgaria and then promoted to manager of sales and marketing for the European region. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Babesh-Boyai in Romania.
Current General Director of GM Russia, Hector Villarreal, was recently appointed President of GM Southeast Asia. Suta will become effective in his new role from October 1, 2019, with Villareal continuing to lead GM Russia operations until that time.
“I thank Hector for his leadership of the GM business in Russia. He laid the important foundation for GM Russia to continue its confident and sustainable growth in the future, ” GM Russia president Andy Dunstan said in a translated statement.
“Having worked with Chiprian earlier, I am sure that his rich experience and deep knowledge of the markets of Russia and the CIS will help us continue to strengthen our business, ensuring sustainable growth companies thanks to the upcoming launches of new models, improving the quality of customer service in the field of sales and after-sales services, as well as working with the dealer network to provide our customers with a truly premium Aries,” he added.
GM is making a push in Russia to capitalize on the market’s potential and in late 2018 outlined plans to overhaul its Chevrolet and Cadillac lineups in the country. New products it has already or plans to launch in the country include the Chevrolet Camaro, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XT4, Cadillac XT5 and Cadillac XT6. It also plans to make a marketing push in the country as well.
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