• CEO of Shanghai GM (“SGM”)
• VP of Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. Group (“SAIC”, the largest listed automotive group in China)
• Deputy Mayor of Shanghai Pudong District (China’s #1 economic district with GDP of over 1 trillion RMB in 2018 and a population of 5.5 million).
Mr. Ding is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Human Horizons, member of the 12th CPPCC (the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference) of Jiangsu Province. He has decades of management experience and multicultural exposure.
Mr. Ding served as the CEO of SGM from 2005 to 2011. SGM’s market share ranked #1 in China for five years out of his six-year tenure. SGM’s cumulative sales volume reached four million units in the same period.
He successfully rebuilt the Buick/Cadillac/Chevrolet brand in China and transformed Buick’s brand image from a 2nd-tier US brand into a premium brand. Buick’s GL8 became the best selling MPV in China which it remains today. Chevrolet brand achieved 470,000 units of annual sales in 2010. He established the Pan-Asia Technical Automotive Center (“PATAC”), which developed the new Chevrolet Sail, Buick GL8 and other benchmark models.
Mr. Ding served as the Deputy Mayor of Shanghai Pudong District, Chairman of Zhangjiang High Tech Group (Listed on A-share, SH600895) from 2011 to 2015.
During his tenure, his main responsibilities included the Market Supervision Administration, the Economic and Information Committee, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park and Jinqiao Economic Development Zone.
In 2014, Mr. Ding led the cooperation agreement with Tesla in Shanghai. This included the charging station network, maintenance services, government relations and other matters.
Former CEO of GM China
EVP of SAIC Group
CEO of Chrysler Asia
Former CEO of Ricardo
President of Borgward
EVP of PATAC
Former head of marketing for Buick
Cadillac and Chevrolet products in China
Former Global Director of Borgward
Former Director of Special Vehicle Operations at JLR, responsible for the highest performing and most luxurious car models
VP of Design
20 years at BMW (BMW 1, BMW 4 Coupe, Cabrio, Gran Coupe, BMW Zagato Coupe & Roadster, BMW Sport Portfolio, Next Gen. BMW i)