JOHN Chisholm has been appointed to the newly created role of director, financial services by Bassadone Automotive Group, the parent company of SsangYong Motor UK.
Chisholm’s new role will see him responsible for for managing the group’s provision of financial services across Europe, and particularly for SsangYong in the UK where contract hire is anticipated to play a pivotal role.
John was previously CEO of financial services at Mitsubishi UK, where he initially established retail finance and contract hire operations, before subsequently going on to run them for over 20 years.
Kevin Jones, chief executive of Bassadone Automotive Group, said:
“John’s appointment further demonstrates our continued commitment to ensuring the success of SsangYong.”
Nick Laird, the newly appointed managing director of SsangYong Motor UK added:
“As we develop both our fleet and retail business, it is essential we provide customers and dealers with first class financial services, especially contract hire. This will play a big part in achieving sales success of the new Rexton, and the Musso pick-up which arrives mid-year.”