In a statement issued upon his departure from the Colombian subsidiary of U.S.-based automaker General Motors, Mejía said he plans to now join forces with multiple partners to launch an independent project focused on entrepreneurship.
According to Portafolio, Mejía, who took over as GM Colmotores president in April 2012 when previous top executive Santiago Chamorro Micolta moved on to a GM subsidiary in Brazil, also revealed that he had previously turned down a position in Detroit, the headquarters of General Motors.
The departing executive said he was proud to have overseen the Bogotá-based company during a time of success. According to Mejía, the GM arm in Colombia has become highly efficient and he believes the customer service of GM Colmotores has reached new heights in the nation in recent years as well.
GM Colmotores, which has also operated manufacturing facilities in Venezuela and Ecuador, sells automobiles under the Chevrolet brand, which continues to be a market leader in Colombia. According to the company, it had nearly a quarter of the market (23.7%) at the end of last year and registered more than 60,000 new vehicles in 2016, per Portafolio.
GM Colmotores recently celebrated its 60th anniversary of operating in Colombia. Though founded in 1957, General Motors didn’t take a controlling stake until the 1980s. Today the firm sells Chevrolet vehicles, including cars, trucks, and buses.
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