March 31, 2005
General Motors today announced that Kevin E. Wale, GM Europe vice president, and chairman of Vauxhall Motor Co. and GM's UK Operations, has been named the new president and managing director of the GM China Group. Wale replaces Phil Murtaugh, who resigned from GM.
Before assuming his position at Vauxhall, Wale served as executive in charge of GM Asia Pacific and was responsible for the general management of GM's operations in the region, spanning 15 countries. His numerous posts within GM have included director of finance and strategic planning and director of sales and marketing of Holden Ltd. in Australia.
Wale holds a bachelor of commerce (honors) degree from Melbourne University.
The GM China Group includes seven joint ventures and two wholly owned enterprises in mainland China, and operations in Taiwan and Hong Kong.