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General Motors has appointed Marc Ebolo as managing director of the now-combined entity General Motors Australia and New Zealand, effective November 1, 2020.

He is currently managing director of Holden New Zealand, and in his new role will lead GM Specialty Vehicles (GMSV), Isuzu NZ and the Holden aftersales businesses in Australia and NZ.

Mr Ebolo, who was originally an engineer with Ford in Geelong, has worked for Holden in marketing, sales and product planning roles and was at one point regional manager for GM for South-East Asia, based in Malaysia.

He will replace Kristian Aquilina, who has been appointed managing director of Cadillac International Operations and Cadillac Middle East, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Mr Ebolo said in a statement that: “In Australia and New Zealand, we will work very closely with our key partners – the soon-to-be-appointed GMSV dealers, Holden service outlets, Walkinshaw Automotive Group and Isuzu – to grow our businesses and theirs.

“I look forward to working with our partners and to bringing to Australia and New Zealand exciting new vehicles from GM’s global portfolio, to compete in niche segments.”

Mr Aquilina said he and Mr Ebolo would work on a detailed transition to ensure continuity for teams, partners and customers.

“I am privileged to have worked with so many talented people who, among other things, have implemented a challenging but significant transformation of our business in Australia and New Zealand,” Mr Aquilina said.

“Now is the right time to hand over to Marc. I have every confidence that under Marc’s leadership, the team will be successful well into the future.”

Kristian Aquilina

By Neil Dowling

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