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BMW Group gets new marketing head in region

Lars Nielsen joins the BMW group in the region as Sales and Marketing Director. He replaces Dr. Hamid Haqparwar who is now the managing director.

Scott Shears joins Mercedes-Benz Oman as GM

Mercedes-Benz Oman gets a new general manager in Scott Shears, an M-B veteran who moves into his post from Victoria, Canada.

Mike Colleran moves to global role at INFINITI

INFINITI Motor Company has announced the appointment of Mike Colleran as VP, Marketing and Sales at the Global Division, based in Hong Kong.

Karel Kucera joins Continental in region as managing director

Continental has announced the appointment of Karel Kucera as the new managing director of their Middle East and Africa operations.

GMC signs up UAE Motocross champ as regional brand ambassador

GMC announced its signing of Emirati Motocross rider Mohammed Al Balooshi, Dakar competitor and winner of the 2018 FIM Bajas World Cup as brand ambassador.

Carlos Ghosn appears in Tokyo court – fails to get bail

The new year has not started well for former car industry supremo Carlos Ghosn. He appeared in a Tokyo court in an...

Niki Lauda returns to hospital

F1 legend and non-executive chairman of the Mercedes F1 team, Niki Lauda is back in hospital under intensive care due to an...

Nissan sacks Carlos Ghosn while Renault puts him on pause

It isn't often that an automotive corporate chieftain draws the sort of attention that the head of the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance,...

Fastlane

Ferrari Oman conduct media drive for Portofino and 812 Superfast

Ferrari Oman have just completed a series of media drives for their Ferrari Portofino and Ferrari 812 Superfast cars in the Sultanate.

Marquez takes Sepang title on Rossi crash

Sepang gave Marc Marquez his 70th title, but only after Valentino Rossi, who had dominated the race, crashed out with just four...

Hamilton wins championship at Mexico while Verstappen wins race

Hamilton finally managed his championship with the better than seventh place finish at Mexico. The thrill of becoming a five time champion,...

Maverick Viñales takes Phillip Island for Yamaha as Marquez retires

It was 25 races ago that Yamaha won a MotoGP and it wasn't Valentino Rossi  who brought in the honours. Maverick Viñales...

Hamilton misses out on title as Raikkonen takes US GP

The United States GP offered Kimi Raikkonen a much needed victory, after 112 races. The event was so momentous Raikkonen welcomed it...

Appointments

BMW Group gets new marketing head in region

Lars Nielsen joins the BMW group in the region as Sales and Marketing Director. He replaces Dr. Hamid Haqparwar who is now the managing director.

Scott Shears joins Mercedes-Benz Oman as GM

Mercedes-Benz Oman gets a new general manager in Scott Shears, an M-B veteran who moves into his post from Victoria, Canada.

Mike Colleran moves to global role at INFINITI

INFINITI Motor Company has announced the appointment of Mike Colleran as VP, Marketing and Sales at the Global Division, based in Hong Kong.

Karel Kucera joins Continental in region as managing director

Continental has announced the appointment of Karel Kucera as the new managing director of their Middle East and Africa operations.

Dr. Hamid Haqparwar new managing director of BMW Group Middle East

Dr. Hamid Haqparwar will take over as the managing director of BMW Group Middle East from October 1st. He replaces Johannes Seibert who left the organisation at the end of July. Haqparwar is currently director of Sales and Marketing.

Volvo Cars CEO Samuelsson extends contract to 2022

Volvo Cars has announced that their CEO and president Håkan Samuelsson will stay on till 2022 subsequent to an extension of his his current contract. This provides the company a continuity at the top as it rolls out new models and moves towards electrification.