30+ years of industry experience in driving strategy, corporate development and operational excellence. Experience includes 15+ years as an automotive executive, including over a decade of experience in China and Asia. Proven ability to open new international markets using a life-cycle management approach from strategy formulation through industrialization. As head of Chrysler’s North East Asia business, successfully negotiated agreements with partners and obtained required approvals from China government to bring 6 new vehicle programs to the market in a 3-year period, and established an organizational structure to manage sales/distribution. Able to assemble new organizations and mobilize teams to capitalize on market and performance improvement opportunities. Experience in negotiating favorable agreements, building strong relationships with government officials and clients, and leveraging functional synergies. Diligent leader with unique blend of management, global business, engineering and operational expertise.
In addition to subject-matter expertise, I bring an in-depth knowledge, appreciation and respect for the Chinese culture and history to the business.