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Yu Jun, general manager of Guangzhou Automobile Passenger Vehicle, will leave his post and will be replaced by Zhang Yuesai, former chairman of Guangzhou Automobile Trading.
On July 31, the 21st Century Business Herald stated that Guangzhou Automobile Group will issue personnel appointments: Yu Jun will leave the general manager of Guangzhou Automobile Passenger Vehicles, and will be replaced by Zhang Yuesai, former chairman of Guangzhou Automobile Trading Co., and will be appointed on August 1st. Officially in force.
Guangzhou Automobile Passenger Vehicle was established in 2008. It is the implementation carrier of Guangzhou Automobile Group’s own brand passenger car project. In 2010, it began to operate the “Chuanyu” brand.
The Future Auto Daily (ID: auto-time) then tried to contact the GAC passenger car, and the other party had not responded before the press release.
According to public information, Zhang Yue entered Guangzhou Automobile Group in 1988 and has worked in Guangzhou Automobile Group for nearly 30 years. In March 2016, Zhang Yue played the director and executive deputy general manager of GAC Mitsubishi Motors. On September 1, 2018, Zhang Yuesai served as Party Secretary and Chairman of Guangzhou Automobile Trading Co., Ltd.
For Yu Jun, this departure has been preceded.
Future Auto Daily (ID: auto-time) noticed that on July 28th, GAC New Energy’s “Intelligent Technology Conference”, Feng Xingya, general manager of GAC Group, Gu Huinan, general manager of GAC New Energy, and vice president of GAC Research Institute Chang Zhangfan and others all made speeches on stage. At that time, the general manager of Guangzhou Automobile Passenger Vehicle, Yu Jun, also attended the event and sat down, but did not speak on the stage except for the final start-up.
Yu Jun worked in Guangqi Honda for more than 10 years. In 2016, he was transferred to the general manager of Guangzhou Automobile Passenger Vehicle. In the same year, the sales volume of Guangzhou Automobile was over 370,000, an increase of over 90%. In 2017, the sales volume reached 500,000, a year-on-year increase of 36.7%; In 2018, the sales volume was 530,000 units, a year-on-year increase of 5.2%.
In addition to the increase in sales, Yu Jun also strongly advocated that Guangzhou Automobile passenger cars “go to the sea”, that is, to enter the overseas market, and to create an overseas strategy of Guangzhou Automobile Chuanqi – setting up three R&D centers in the United States to promote Chuanqi The Middle East, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Americas have settled in 14 countries, and initially established a global sales network and service system.
At the North American Auto Show in the beginning of the year, Yu Jun said that he has been preparing for the US market since 2016. He even thinks that the car brand that does not enter the US market cannot be called a truly international brand.
In October 2018, Yu Jun once again emphasized the overseas strategy and gave specific targets – the first phase of overseas sales accounted for 10% of all sales.
However, with the economic cycle and the setback of the multilateral trading system, GAC’s overseas strategy was forced to slow down.
If Yu Jun is transferred to the overseas department this time, it is also suitable for him.
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