Chairman and Managing Director GM Holden Ltd
Gerry Dorizas was appointed chairman and managing director of GM Holden Ltd, effective 1 March, 2014. He is responsible for GM’s operations in Australia and New Zealand.
Dorizas has more than two decades of professional experience in the automotive industry. He began his career in 1992 as deputy sales director at Mercedes Benz Hellas in Greece. In 1993, he joined Fiat Auto as sales director in Alfa Romeo, and later became president and CEO of the Fiat Auto Group of Companies in Japan.
In 1999, he joined Inchcape Holdings (Toyota) as chief operating officer. In 2000, he took over as president and managing director of the Fiat Auto Group of Companies in Greece. Five years later, Dorizas became vice president of Hyundai Motor Europe GmbH in Germany.
Dorizas joined Volkswagen AG in 2007 and was appointed president and CEO of the Volkswagen Group Japan. In 2012, he became president and CEO of Volkswagen Group Sales India. He also served as chief representative of the Volkswagen Group of Companies in India, which comprised sales and two factories.
Prior to entering the automotive industry, Dorizas was a business application consultant at Nixdorf Computer in Greece.
Dorizas is a native of Athens, Greece. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the American College of Greece, Deree College, and a master’s degree in public and business administration from Roosevelt University in the United States of America.