George Kapitelli has been named as GM Holden’s new Chief Financial Officer, effective 1 March, 2012.
Mr Kapitelli, 45, began his career at Holden in 1987, and spent his early years as Finance Analyst and Costing Manager at Holden Engine Operations.
Mr Kapitelli undertook his first overseas assignment in Thailand in 1996, where he helped initiate the GM Thailand start-up program as Costing Manager, and concluded his assignment as the New Business Development Director.
His Thailand posting was followed by two subsequent senior Finance positions in GM Europe and GM Indonesia before Mr Kapitelli returned to Holden as Finance Director of Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing (VSSM) in 2003, during the lead up to the Holden VE Commodore launch.
Mr Kapitelli has spent the past six years in senior executive roles in China as VSSM Finance Director of the Shanghai General Motors (SGM) joint venture in 2006 and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SAIC GM Wuling Automobile (SGMW) in 2009.
In addition to his significant experience in a number of international roles, Mr Kapitelli is a Certified Practicing Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting Major) and a master’s degree in business administration from Deakin University. He is married with three children.
Mr Kapitelli will report to GM Holden Chairman and Managing Director Mike Devereux.