BEIJING (Reuters) -- Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Mark Bishop, a former Porsche executive, as its new China sales boss, the automaker said today, amid a slowdown in one of its key markets.
Sales of the two UK brands fell 20 percent in China in the first three months, the automaker said.
Bishop, former managing director of Porsche China, will oversee sales and marketing for Jaguar, Land Rover and cars built through JLR's joint venture with China's Chery Automobile in the country.
Bishop succeeds Yi Lu, who resigned as president in mid-April citing personal reasons after serving in the position for about a year.
James Hu, a current sales and customer services executive at JLR, will become deputy president of sales and marketing.
JLR's sales in the world's largest car market have been hit by an economic slowdown that is weighing on the country’s auto industry.