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WM Motor names Rupert Mitchell as new chief strategy officer

Claire From Gasgoo| November 07 , 2018

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- On November 5, Chinese EV startup WM Motor Technology Co., Ltd (WM Motor) appointed Rupert Mitchell, former senior executive of Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, as new chief strategy officer (CSO). The appointment took into effect immediately.

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Rupert Mitchell will take charge of the automaker's strategy financing and investment businesses and directly report to Freeman Shen, chairman and CEO of WM Motor.

Meanwhile, the startup also named Song Jie as vice president of human resources and Lv Shanniang as vice president of legal affairs.

The 47-year-old Rupert Mitchell had held key positions at Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, boasting rich financial industry experience in Asian and European firms.

Song Jie and Lv Shanniang will also directly report to Freeman Shen. Ms. Song has abundant human resources management experience in many Internet companies, like the on-line game developer Changyou.com, Lenovo, and the U.S.-based telecommunications company AT&T.

Ms. Lv had managed legal affairs and other businesses at several public companies, such as Baofeng Group, AsiaInfo and iSoftStone, etc. She is also a professional lawyer with practicing qualification in China.

WM Motor has set the goal of delivering 10 thousand vehicles by the end of 2018 and 100 thousand vehicles next year. Under the EV startup's “three step” development strategy, the automaker is going to build itself into an intelligent EV impeller first, and then grow to an intelligent data-driven hardware provider and a smart mobility service provider finally. The company ushers in a new development period after it started to hand over the EX5s in September. The latest personnel change may be a prelude for WM Motor to deploy businesses outside China.

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