Bob Grace, previously Jaguar Land Rover overseas operations director, has been appointed to the newly created position of president, Jaguar Land Rover China where hewill oversee the company’s rapidly expanding operations in China and focus on managing sales growth of the two brands. Grace joined the company in 1985 and has held a variety of managerial roles. 

Last month Jaguar Land Rover revealed its operations in China will in future run as a wholly-owned national sales company (NSC). The announcement coincided with the opening of a new training academy which will offer sales, technical and management training to approximately 3,000 company delegates per year.

Grace will be supported in his new role by Chris Brown who will move from his current role as JLR China managing director to a newly created position, executive vice president, corporate affairs.  Brown will establish Jaguar Land Rover’s national presence in Beijing, where the company will build a new team to engage with national government, automotive industry groups and the media. Brown has headed the Chinese unit since 2005.

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