GM Africa and Middle East Appoints Women to Key Roles
General Motors Africa and Middle East announced the appointments of Farah Amhaz and Dalina Suriel to key roles in November. Amhaz will serve as the new Head of Brand for Chevrolet and Suriel will succeed Amhaz in the role of Head of Public Relations and Communications and Strategic Advisor. In so doing, GM Africa and Middle East continues the company’s push for a more diverse corporate infrastructure and aligns its vision with that of UAE Vision 2021, which calls for full gender balance in the workplace.
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Amhaz works her way up to the position of Head of Brand from the humble beginnings of intern. Beginning her career with GM in 2005, she’s since taken on roles as the leader of the Public Relations and Communications teams overseeing GM brands. General Motors Africa and Middle East Chief Marketing Officer Kelly MacDonald calls Amhaz “an essential part of General Motors leadership.”
“With over 14 years’ experience at General Motors Middle East, Farah will build on Chevrolet’s legacy in the region, applying her solutions-driven approach and laser focus to this new challenge,” said MacDonald.
Amhaz’s successor as GM Africa and Middle East’s Head of Public Relations and Communications and Strategic Advisor is Dalina Suriel, who has been with the automaker for 13 years. Suriel will focus on public relations and events organization; her previous roles include a stint as the Supply Chain Warehouse and Logistics Manager and various roles in GM’s Global Purchasing and Supply Chain.
GM Africa and Middle East President and Managing Director John Roth says of Suriel: “Having been an indispensable part of the General Motors family for the last 13 years, Dalina will now bring her innovative thinking to the communications team. With a proven track record of delivering exceptional results in challenging circumstances, Dalina will now establish and lead General Motors strategy to all key stakeholders, both internal and external.”
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