General Motors announced that Santiago Chamorro will hold the position of president and executive director of GM South America effective immediately. This decision was made after the termination of Carlos Zarlenga placeholder image, who had that responsibility.
Chamorro leads GM South America with the clear objective of leading the implementation of key investments planned for the future of operations in the regionas well as increased production as the industry emerges from the global semiconductor shortage and the COVID pandemic.
In his new duty, Chamorro will report to Steve Kiefer, GM Senior Vice President and President of GM International; and will relocate from Michigan, where he held his most recent position as GM's vice president, Global Connected Services, to São Paulo. While Jeff massimillaGM, CEO of Connected Customer Services and Mobility, replaces Chamorro.
“Santiago has a deep understanding of our South American markets, as well as strong relationships throughout the global organization. This positions him well to continue linking our business in South America with GM's global vision for the future. "Kiefer said.
"Working with our strong local team in South America, I am confident that our business can continue to focus on our customers, and work with our partners to deliver sustainable and profitable business performance in the future under Santiago's leadership."added the executive.
"It is a pleasure and an honor to assume this new position as president and CEO of GM South America", Chamorro said. “I am looking forward to reconnecting with so many colleagues and partners as we drive the business in South America together. Combining our excellent team and partners from South America, with our winning portfolio and factories resuming production, we have the right foundations to grow and maintain our strong position in the region. "added the seasoned executive with a 27-year track record at GM.