CBI member Jaguar Land Rover announced that it had appointed Bob Grace as European Regional Director, effective from 01 August 2015.
Based in Frankfurt, Bob will continue to report to Andy Goss, Global Sales Operations Director. Bob moves to the new role following five years as President of Jaguar Land Rover’s operations in China, where he has made a significant contribution to the growth and development of the company in the market.
In 2015, Bob celebrates 30 years at Jaguar Land Rover, where he has held several senior Sales & Marketing positions internationally, including the U.K., Central America, and Argentina. Andy Goss said, “Jaguar Land Rover has made remarkable progress in China over the past five years, and I would like to thank Bob for the significant contribution he has made to the development of our business in China.
Earlier this year, he received an OBE for his outstanding contribution to the industry and promoting Sino-British bilateral trade. I am looking forward to working with Bob in Europe, an extremely important strategic region for Jaguar Land Rover.”
Commenting on his new role, Bob Grace said, “I have had an incredible five-year assignment in China, and I am now looking forward to my new role. With Jaguar Land Rover’s plans to introduce 50 new products in the next five years, it is an exciting time for me to be taking the opportunity to grow the business in this important region.”
Bob’s replacement in China will be subject to a future announcement. Richard Shore will assume responsibility for the company’s corporate functions in China on an interim basis.
Richard is currently Chief Financial Officer for Jaguar Land Rover China.
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