Chris is CEO of LEVC (London EV Company)
Chris Gubbey has held senior positions in automotive firms since the early nineties, and has worked at Director level or above for Ford, Toyota, GKN and General Motors. Over the past 15 years, Chris has built up considerable experience of international markets – and has worked in the EU, Russia & the CIS, Asia and Australia. He has a particular specialism in rapidly developing rapidly expanding markets.
Over the past year, Chris has been working for two Geely companies – first in the businesses’ Commercial Vehicle division and now for LEVC. At LEVC, Chris is applying this past experience at delivering ambitious corporate plans with a rigorous focus on quality and delivering world class standards.
Before working with Geely, Chris spent three years working as a Chief Executive for a Chinese state owned firm (Brilliance Auto). For his work in China he has been made an honorary citizen of Shanghai and was the first ever foreign honorary citizen of Yantai.
2012 – 2015: CEO Auto BU, Huachen Automotive Group Holding Co Ltd (Brilliance Auto)
2010 – 2012: VP of International Operations & CV Program/Strategies, Opel
2008 – 2010: VP General Motors Europe, President & MD Russia and CIS of General Motors
2007 – 2008: Chairman and MD, GM Holden
2000 – 2007: Executive Vice President, SAIC-GM
1997 – 2000: Manufacturing Director, Vauxhall Motors
1995 – 1997: Operations Director, GKN
1991 – 1995: Assistant General Manager, Toyota UK
1979 – 1991: Various roles, Ford Motor Company