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Former CAAM and CCPIT-Auto official Jiang Lei returns to China as "red notice" fugitive [2018-12-17]

BEIJING – Jiang Lei, former executive vice president and secretary of China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) and director of the Automobile Sub-Committee at the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) accused of corruption, turned himself in on December 14 after spending 11 years on the run in New Zealand.

Former Ford A/P product development VP Trevor Worthington appointed Ford VP of global product development operations [2018-12-14]

DEARBORN – Ford Motor Co. announced on December 10 that Trevor Worthington, former vice president, Product Development for Asia Pacific since 2013, has been appointed vice president, Global Product Development Operations & Vehicle Programs. In this new role, he will lead Ford’

Ford China reshuffles execs again as industry veteran Henry Li resigns after seven months on the job [2018-12-17]

SHANGHAI – In yet another senior executive shuffle, Ford China announced on December 10 that Henry Li, vice president of marketing & sales at Ford Greater China and president of Ford National Distribution Services Division (NDSD), has elected to leave the company citing health and family reasons.

Cai Jianjun appointed EVP of AIWAYS [2018-12-06]

SHANGHAI – AIWAYS, which world premiered its first production vehicle, the U5 smart electric SUV, on November 29, announced on December 6 that industry veteran Cai Jianjun has joined the Chinese smart EV startup as executive vice president in charge of sales and marketing, mobility and smart energy.

Toyota announces China executive changes as part of global executive structure shuffle [2018-12-06]

BEIJING – As part of its global executive lineup changes and organizational structure revision announced on November 30 effective January 1, 2019 to further advance its “

Jaguar Land Rover China President Pan Qing appointed president of IMSS [2018-12-06]

SHANGHAI – Pan Qing, member of the Global Board of Management of Jaguar Land Rover, president of Jaguar Land Rover China and member of the Board of Directors of Chery Jaguar Land Rover (CJLR), has added a new responsibility: president of Jaguar Land Rover China and CJLR Integrated Marketing, Sales & Service (IMSS), effective December 31, 2018.

AI expert Jianbo Shi joins USIEE as chief scientist [2018-11-28]

BEIJING – UISEE said in a statement on November 22 that Jianbo Shi, a renowned top expert in artificial intelligence, has joined the Chinese autonomous driving startup as chief scientist in charge of establishing UISEE’

Volkswagen Group CEO Diess to take over responsibility for China in January [2018-11-20]

WOLFSBURG – In an unpreceded move never before seen in the global auto industry, the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG has assigned responsibility for the China Board of Management Division to Dr. Herbert Diess, the chairman of the board of management, in addition to his other duties.

Jens Steingraeber resigns as CEO of WEY [2018-11-01]

BAODING, Hebei – Great Wall Motor said in a statement on October 29 that Jens Steingräber has resigned from his post as CEO of its luxury SUV brand WEY due to personal reasons, effectively immediately.

Byton VP Dirk Abendroth to join Continental Automotive as CTO in January [2018-10-31]

HANNOVER – Continental announced on October 30 in a statement that Dr. Dirk Abendroth, who has been responsible for the Powertrain and Autonomous Driving units of Chinese smart EV startup Byton since July 2016, will join the German technology company as CTO of the future Continental Automotive Group effective January 1, 2019.

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