Rolls-Royce has boosted the importance of its China operations by appointing a director for the market for the first time.
Henrik Wilhelmsmeyer becomes the BMW-owned ultraluxury brand's director for mainland China on July 1.
Jenny Cheng, Rolls-Royce's general manager for greater China, has left the company. She joined Rolls-Royce in 2005 from Porsche China.
Wilhelmsmeyer, 40, a German native, has worked in senior roles for BMW, the last six of which have been in China. He moves to Rolls-Royce from his post as head of BMW South China region and was previously head of dealer development.
Paul Harris, 46, will continue as regional director for Rolls-Royce's Asia-Pacific region, excluding mainland China. His portfolio includes growth areas for Rolls-Royce such as Hong Kong and Taiwan.