James Yang has been appointed as the president for the Indian subsidiary of Great Wall Motor (GWM)
GWM India has appointed Parker Shi as managing director
The carmaker has yet to announce which models are headed to our market
Great Wall Motors of China – which made its India debut at Auto Expo 2020 in February and has signed a pact with GM to take over its plant in Talegaon, near Pune – today announced the appointment of James Yang as the president for its Indian subsidiary. Parker Shi has also been appointed as GWM India’s managing director.
According to the Chinese vehicle manufacturer, James Yang brings in rich experience in the areas of R&D, along with project and marketing management. This should prove vital in his role as he will be leading the entire GWM India project with a major focus on plant and industrial operations and R&D.
Commenting on his role, James 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. 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.”
Parker Shi has rich global experience and has made immense contributions in expanding GWM’s business in the Middle-East, Africa and Australia. He will be responsible for commercial operations for GWM India.
Speaking about his position and upcoming role, Parker 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. 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.”
GWM had announced plans to enter the Indian automotive market with the Haval brand in January. On January 22, the company appointed Hardeep Singh Brar as marketing and sales chief for its India operations.
Although GWM showcased a large variety of cars including the Haval H9, F7, F7X, H concept, F5, Vision 2025 concept and GWM R1 electric car. The carmaker is yet to announce which models it will end up bringing to our market and when.
All-new Great Wall Haval H5 in the works