Managing Director OnStar & Future Mobility, General Motors Middle East
Managing Director of OnStar & Future Mobility, GM Middle East
Gary D. West was appointed Managing Director of OnStar & Future Mobility, GM Middle East GM Africa and Middle East Operations, effective 01 February 2019.
Based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, this appointment expanded his role of the previous two years of developing the Future Mobility strategy for the Middle East. Adding launch and operational responsibility for OnStar Middle East, he serves as General Manager of OnStar Global Services Corporation (Dubai Branch) and Manager of OnStar Egypt LLC Ltd.
Prior to this and from August 2016, he was Head of Future Mobility of GM Middle East, leading the implementation of GM’s Future Mobility business and technologies, in line with the company’s vision of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.
Between 2004 and 2016, West worked as Director of International Business Development for an Automotive business consultancy, specializing in implementing Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing best practices in emerging markets, whilst being located in diverse locations such as the Americas, China, South East Asia and Europe.
West began his automotive industry career in the 1990’s at Vauxhall Motors Ltd (part of General Motors Europe at the time).
West is an official spokesperson for GM Middle East and is actively engaged in driving GM’s Zero, Zero, Zero message across all media and events with the Middle East.
West was educated in the UK attending Bedfordshire University.