Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) has appointed Richard Chamberlain as SAIC Maxus country manager for the UK & Ireland.
The appointment comes at a time of sustained growth for the Maxus brand, which is distributed by Harris Group across right hand drive Europe.
Chamberlain joins SAIC from Stellantis where he was previously LCV director for Stellantis UK and country manager for Fiat Professional.
He will be working with the Harris Maxus team in a supportive role as the network and brand continues to evolve.
SAIC Maxus will not be directly selling in the UK but will offer a real-time support role to Harris Maxus and its dedicated dealer network.
Commenting on his new role, Richard Chamberlain said: “This is a great opportunity to join an exciting and growing brand that is leading the industry with a wide portfolio of electric products and significant traction in a number of sectors.
“I’m looking forward to working closely and supporting the Harris MAXUS brand as we embark on the next stage of the journey.”
SAIC has been name behind the Maxus brand since 2010, and is the largest automotive group in China – ranked 68th in Fortune’s Global 500 list.