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GWM makes senior leadership announcement for Indian subsidiary

Appoints James Yang as the President and Parker Shi as the Managing Director

(L) James Yang and Parker Shi (R)

Auto manufacturer GWM, which made its foray at the 15th edition of Auto Expo - The Motor Show 2020, announced the appointment of James Yang as President and Parker Shi as Managing Director for the Indian subsidiary of GWM.

Yang brings in rich experience in 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.

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.” 

He added, “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.”

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.

Speaking on his appointment, Shi said, “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.” 

He added, “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.”

Founded in 1984, GWM is a global SUV manufacturer. Currently, it owns Haval, GWM EV and GWM Pickup brands. The products cover traditional fuel-powered, pure electric, hybrid and other new energy models, and now GWM is actively developing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. At present, GWM has more than 70 holding subsidiaries worldwide and employs nearly 70,000 people. It has 10 R&D centres in seven countries, including India, the United States, Germany, Japan, South Korea, China, and Austria. It has 14 global manufacturing facilities.

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