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New General Director for GM Vietnam

Released at: 14:11, 03/07/2015

New General Director for GM Vietnam

Mr. Wail A. Farghaly to take over from Mr. Gaurav Gupta in August.

by Quynh Nguyen-Duc Tho

The position of General Director of General Motors (GM) Vietnam will officially be taken over by Mr. Wail A. Farghaly from August.

The appointment was announced by Mr. Tim Zimmerman, President of South East Asia Operations at GM International Operations.

Before coming to Vietnam Mr. Farghaly held the position of Regional Marketing Director of GM Overseas Distribution in North Africa.

He will lead GM’s operations around the country, including its assembly plant in Hanoi. The incumbent General Director, Mr. Gaurav Gupta, is to become President of GM Indonesia.

Mr. Gupta arrived in Vietnam in 2011 and was led the transformation of Vietnam Automobile Daewoo (VIDAMCO) into GM Vietnam, developing the Chevrolet brand and integrating GM’s operations in the country within the group’s activities in Southeast Asia.

He also oversaw the US auto maker record consecutive growth in sales revenue as well as market share within the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers Association.

In 2014 Mr. Gupta has also served as Chairman of the American Chamber Commerce (AmCham) in Vietnam.

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