Blog: Opel/Vauxhall's Nick Reilly today
Dave Leggett | 22 March 2010
I'm seeing Opel/Vauxhall CEO Nick Reilly later today for a group interview at a London restaurant. I last saw him in Geneva a few weeks ago (below link) but I wouldn't pass up another chance to interview him as there's so much going on.
There should be an update on Opel/Vauxhall restructuring. In recent months parts of the jigsaw - like clarity on GM financial support for European operations and European governments' loan guarantees - seem to have fallen into place.
One interesting thing about Reilly is his recent experience within GM – international operations in Shanghai and before that GM-Daewoo in Seoul, so hopefully the conversation will stray a little bit into those areas. Obviously the overwhelming priority is to get things right in Europe, but could Opel sell much more in China?
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