Ex-GM Employee Joins Russia's GAZ as Chairman

Bo Anderson, who recently announced his departed from General Motors, will join the Russian automaker GAZ and will serve as chairman, Reuters revealed today. What's interesting is that Anderson will be the one responsible for the restructuring process of Opel, the German GM Europe brand likely to step under the patronage of Magna International and Sberbank. GAZ will hold the annual meeting on June 29 in which shareholders are expected to give the final signing to appoint Bo Anderson as chairman, the source added.

Bo Anderson previously worked as group vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, but decided to leave the company to "pursue other career opportunities," as Fritz Henderson, GM's CEO announced.

"Bo has made tremendous contributions to the development of our global purchasing and supply chain strategy as we've globalized our product line portfolios and manufacturing footprint," Henderson said.

Until the GAZ shareholders approve Andersson's arrival, the ex-GM employee is currently a consultant for the company's board, Reuters explained.

"The ex-vice president of GM, Bo Andersson, has expressed his agreement to take the post of the chairman of the board of directors,'' GAZ said in a statement. "There were preliminary discussions with him about the possibility of his election as the head of the board of directors, and the shareholders hope that his candidature will be elected."

Andersson, 53-year-old, joined General Motors in 1987 as managed of Saab but also served as GM Europe's vice president of Purchasing. He was appointed vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain in December 2001 and was named a group vice president in 2007.
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