Shaoling (Charlie) Qiu is the new president of GKN’s business in China.
Shaoling (Charlie) Qiu is the new president of GKN’s business in China.

GKN Automotive has appointed automotive expert Shaoling (Charlie) Qiu as the new president of its business in China.

Qiu, who will be based in Shanghai, is joining from Thyssenkrupp Automotive where he was CEO of its Asia Pacific region and in charge of its China business division. He also served as president of Dayco China for four years.

‘China is a critically important market for us, and Charlie is joining GKN Automotive at the perfect time,’ said Liam Butterworth, CEO of GKN Automotive. ‘Our advanced e-powertrain technologies make us perfectly placed to take advantage of China’s growing appetite for electrified vehicles.’

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