GM Argentinas new president and MD is Brazilian Isela Costantini

GM Argentina's new president and MD is Brazilian Isela Costantini

Two women have been named almost simultaneously to top jobs in the Argentine and Brazilian auto industries.

Both countries, incidentally, have female presidents.

Brazilian Isela Costantini, a graduate in communications and international business, is the new president and managing director of General Motors of Argentina becoming the first time woman to reach such a position there. Here in Brazil, American Grace Lieblein has run the Brazilian GM unit for almost a year after succeeding another American engineer, Denise Johnson.

At PSA  Peugeot Citroën, engineer Ana Isabel Fernandes is the new plant manager for the two brands in Porto Real, in the inland state of Rio de Janeiro. She was previously PSA's production manager in Magualde, Portugal, her home country.