Cadillac has appointed Kristian Aquilina as Managing Director, Cadillac Worldwide Operations and Cadillac Center East. Mr Aquilina succeeds Christian Soemmer who has been appointed as President and Managing Director Strategic Markets, Alliances and Distributors in Seoul, South Korea.

Bringing over 20 years of expertise with Common Motors globally and with a deep understanding of car gross sales, model and advertising and marketing technique and the flexibility to forge and maintain sturdy relationships with key stakeholders, Mr Aquilina says to be in control of main Cadillac’s technique and imaginative and prescient throughout the corporate’s operations in Europe, Russia, the Center East, South Korea and Japan.

“I’m thrilled to tackle this new journey with Cadillac and work with an unbelievable group throughout continents. That is such an thrilling time for Cadillac because it continues evolving from a model degree. Our product technique is in a change part and I sit up for how we are able to additional develop our vendor community and buyer expertise to match. The automotive world will change past recognition this decade, and Cadillac will most definitely be on the forefront. I couldn’t be extra enthusiastic about it,” expressed Mr Aquilina.

Previous to taking up his present function, Kristian dealt with a number of senior positions throughout totally different Common Motors workplaces, particularly in gross sales and advertising and marketing in addition to enterprise unit management. These embrace Managing Director Holden New Zealand and Government Director of Gross sales and Advertising and marketing at GM Holden. Kristian was additionally lately appointed Chairman and Managing Director GM Holden. Notably, he has led the transition of the enterprise to the newly shaped Common Motors Australia and New Zealand.

Mr Aquilina holds a Bachelor of Arts from RMIT College, in addition to a Put up Graduate Diploma in Administration and a Grasp’s diploma in Enterprise Administration from the Melbourne Enterprise College.