Mubasher: General Motors (GM) has appointed Jack Uppal as President and Managing Director of GM Africa & Middle East (GM AMEO) as Luay Al Shurafa is named to a senior executive role with GM China.
Effective November 2022, Al Shurafa will assume the role of Vice President of Vehicle Sales, Service & Marketing, GM China and SAIC-GM, replacing Mike Devereux who has been named Vice President of Digital for GM International and will repatriate to the US, according to a press release on Thursday.
GM Senior Vice President and President GM International, Shilpan Amin, said “Uppal’s track record of commercial success and deep knowledge of electrification are valuable assets as our business in Africa and the Middle East leads the transition of the industry to an ell-electric future. Under Luay Al Shurafa’s leadership, GM AMEO has not only delivered significant growth, but is also leading the transformation of automotive industry in the region.”
“Jack Uppal comes to the role with a clear priority to put the customer at the center of the business, as we deliver strong financial performance today and chart the course to lead the transformation of our industry in Africa and Middle East for the future,” added Amin.
For his part, Uppal noted: “I’m energised to be a part of this transformation and lead such an engaged and capable team. Having worked in the Middle East in the past, it will be great to be back in this hugely diverse melting pot that is known for its culturally-rich heritage and speed in adopting the most advanced technologies.”