Geely's Volvo Cars has named former GM marketing executive Alain Visser, who joined last year, as its new senior vice president marketing, sales and customer service, replacing Doug Speck who is leaving for a new job in the US.

Visser will also join Volvo's executive management team. He currently heads sales and marketing and takes up the new role on 1 July.

Speck last year successfully took on additional responsibility for Volvo sales and customer service in China and will be a consultant to the automaker for the rest of 2013.