Mr. Sumito Ishii to take over as General Director from Mr. Wail A. Farghaly on August 1.
General Motors (GM) has announced that Mr. Sumito Ishii, the current General Director of GM Japan, will take up the position of General Director of GM Vietnam from August 1.
The announcement came unexpectedly, as Mr. Wail A. Farghaly has been General Director of GM Vietnam for only one year.
Mr. Farghaly will become General Director of GM Thailand and Chevrolet Sales Thailand, replacing Mr. Marcos Purty, who will return to the US.
During his stint in Vietnam Mr. Farghaly helped GM Vietnam develop strongly, with total sales in the first four months of this year reaching 2,821 units, an increase of 39 per cent over the same period last year and accounting for 3.6 per cent of the market.
Mr. Ishii worked at Toyota Motor in Japan before moving to GM where, from 1998 to 2003, he was in charge of new product development programs.