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New chairman appointed to the Board of Williams Advanced Engineering

1 June 2021
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Williams Advanced Engineering has appointed automotive industry veteran, Jean-Marc Gales, as Chairman of the Board. Jean-Marc will work closely with the Oxfordshire-based advanced engineering company's Board and CEO Craig Wilson, who has led Williams Advanced Engineering for seven years, to develop the future direction and growth of this leading technology and engineering business.

In a distinguished 30 year career in the automotive industry, Jean-Marc Gales led the turnaround of Lotus as CEO and was a former CEO of Peugeot and Citroen. He also held senior executive positions at Mercedes Benz and Volkswagen.  He was CEO of CLEPA, the European Association of Automotive Suppliers, and has been a senior advisor to Geely. He is a non-executive Director of EuroGroup S.p.A, global leader in rotors and stators for electric motors, LuxProvide, which installs and operates the Luxembourg super computer and is a member of the International Advisory Board of Tikehau Capital T2 Energy Transition Fund.  An engineer by profession Jean-Marc has an MBA from Imperial College, London.

Jean-Marc Gales said: “I have long admired Williams Advanced Engineering and the unique expertise in efficient electrification that it delivers for its clients. The business has built a strong platform and now, with the new ownership structure and support of EMK Capital, I look forward to working closely with the Board and Craig to develop the full potential of this great business.”

Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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