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Saab GB appoints new managing director

Saab GB has appointed Charles Toosey as its new managing director following Jonathan Nash’s promotion to regional director of Europe.

Toosey was Saab GB’s finance director for the past six years. He started his employment in 1991 with Saab GB as a financial accountant, and has, since 2001, held various management positions in Spain, Sweden and the UK for Saab Automobile and General Motors.

Toosey said: “The coming year will be extremely important for Saab Great Britain as we continue our biggest-ever product offensive with the introduction of exciting new vehicles like the 9-4X crossover and the long-awaited 9-5 SportWagon.”

Andrew Hill, formerly finance director at Saab’s London dealership, Saab City, will take over as finance director at Saab GB February 7, 2011.

Nash is now responsible for all Saab Automobile’s European markets outside the Nordic region.

Reporting directly to executive director global sales & aftersales, Matthias Seidl, Nash will be based at Saab Automobile headquarters in Trollhättan as one of four regional directors who will lead the new global sales organisation.

Saab Automobile is introducing the new structure, comprising the Americas, Nordic, Europe, and Asia Pacific/Middle East/Africa regions, in order to create “shorter lines of communication and more effective decision-making processes”. Each director will be responsible for local market development and sales performance.

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