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GM Canada Announces Cho as New VP of General Counsel

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Peter Cho

Peter Cho was named vice president, general counsel and the newest member of GM Canada’s Board of Directors
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General Motors Canada has announced that Peter Cho has been named the newest member of its Board of Directors. Cho will also take up the mantle of vice president, general counsel.

Prior to joining GM, Cho served as general counsel, corporate secretary & head of government relations with Volkswagen Group Canada. Prior to that, he was the senior director of the regional business management office for Volkswagen Group China and the general counsel for Kia Canada.

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Prior to his career in the automotive industry, he worked at law firms Fasken Marineau DuMoulin and Macleod Dixon in Canada. As a member of GM Canada’s Executive Committee, Cho will report directly to Stephen K. Carlisle, president and managing director for GM Canada and Lucy Clark Dougherty, vice president, general counsel GMNA & Chief Legal Advisor, Global Vehicle Safety.

“I am very pleased to welcome Peter to the GM Canada team,” said Carlisle. “His diversity of experience and strong relationships, in Canada and globally, will be valuable as we continue to build an innovative, profitable and customer-focused business in Canada based on award-winning vehicles and technologies.”

Christina Cuthbert

Christina Cuthbert, GM Canada’s new assistant to general counsel and secretary for the Board of Directors

Additionally, GM Canada announced that a lawyer from the legal team overseeing dealer markets, restructuring, and environmental matters, Christina Cuthbert, is being appointed to the both the role of assistant to Peter Cho and the position of secretary for the GM Canada Board of Directors. Both appointments are effective March 30th.

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