Former General Motors Europe President Nick Reilly has been named by MSX International as chairman of its Asia Pacific region.
MSX, a leading technical staffing and dealership process consultancy, expects major growth in Asia, said MSX CEO Fred Minturn.
"Nick's global expertise, business acumen and passion for the industry are invaluable as we drive to accelerate growth in this important region," Minturn said in a statement.
Reilly, 62, was a top GM official in Asia for many years before being recalled to Europe to run Opel/Vauxhall when GM decided not to sell the unit after the U.S. parent emerged from bankruptcy.
Earlier, Reilly had led the turnaround of the former Daewoo Motors in Korea, which GM bought in 2001. He was promoted to president of GM Asia Pacific, then head of GM International Operations, based in Shanghai.
Reilly led GM Europe's restructuring from 2009 before he retired in January and was succeeded by Opel CEO Karl-Friedrich Stracke.
A Welshman, Reilly began his career with GM in 1975 when he joined the former Detroit Diesel Allison Division in England. His various GM roles included a stint as head of Vauxhall and GM Europe's sales and marketing boss.