Despite slumps and an overall downturn for Holden in Australia, Holden New Zealand has remained in fair shape. And many point to the work of former Holden New Zealand managing director, Kristian Aquilina, as the catalyst.
With Aquilina moving up the ranks at Holden, General Motors’ Australian subsidiary has named Marc Ebolo Holden New Zealand’s managing director.
Ebolo replaces Aquilina, who was named Holden marketing director earlier this year and now oversees Australian and New Zealand marketing operations.
Holden New Zealand’s new chief joined GM in 2001 and has since held various positions spanning global brands and Holden.
“Holden’s New Zealand operations has experienced great success in the past few years and Marc’s appointment will continue to build momentum for the Holden brand and sales in New Zealand,” said Mark Bernhard, Holden Chairman and Managing Director.
Ebolo most recently headed up the position of General Manager for revenue strategies in Australia. He also oversaw activities pertaining to Malaysia, Brunei and Fiji.