GM Holden Appoints New Chairman and Managing Director: Gerry Dorizas
SYDNEY – Feb 28, 2014: Global automotive executive Gerry Dorizas has been appointed the new Chairman and Managing Director of GM Holden, effective from 1 March, 2014.
Mr Dorizas has more than two decades of global industry experience with Mercedes, Fiat, Toyota, Hyundai and Volkswagen throughout Europe and Asia.
Most recently, Mr Dorizas served as President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Sales India and Chief Representative of the Volkswagen Group of Companies in India. He succeeds Mike Devereux who late last year was appointed GMIO Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, after four years as GM Holden Chairman and Managing Director.
GM Executive Vice President and President GM International Operations, Stefan Jacoby, said Mr Dorizas would be responsible for GM’s operations in Australia and New Zealand.
“Gerry has the right industry-leading experience and credentials to lead GM Holden through a significant program of change, as it transitions to a National Sales Company,” Mr Jacoby said.
“GM International Operations (GMIO) is undergoing a transformation that is committed to driving our markets toward success.
“As part of this transformation, the GMIO team is working to build a global organisation with strong local passion, ownership and entrepreneurship.”
Mr Dorizas said he was looking forward to taking up the role.
“Around the world, Holden is renowned for the strength of its product and professionalism of its people,” Mr Dorizas said.
“I am energised by the opportunity to lead a talented and passionate team and to guide one of Australia’s strongest, most iconic brands into its next phase.”
Mr Jacoby thanked Mr Devereux for his leadership of Holden over the past four years.