DETROIT, March 3 -- General Motors today announced that Selim Bingol has been appointed GM vice president of communications, effective March 8.
Bingol, 49, will report to Ed Whitacre, chairman and CEO.
brings a wealth of experience to this position and his deep and diverse background will serve us well as we accelerate our efforts to design, build and sell the world's best vehicles," said Whitacre.
"I have worked with Selim
over the years on several complex communication issues and he
has my trust and respect."
Bingol will have overall responsibility for GM's global communications, including global products and brands, corporate, public policy, executive support, and internal communications.
"I have been fortunate to have great assignments and work with talented professionals throughout my career," said Bingol
"I am excited to be part of a team that is taking GM
to new heights."
has deep experience in all facets of communications.
He was most recently senior vice president and senior partner with Fleishman-Hillard, where he specialized as a senior communications strategist to large international clients across diverse industries.
Prior to being senior partner of Fleishman-Hillard, Bingol was senior vice president of corporate communications for AT&T.
was responsible for leading the public relations organization for AT&T
through one of the most dynamic periods in its history, including nearly $200 billion in mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining AT&T in 2004, he was vice president of SBC Communications.
Bingol succeeds Chris Preuss, who was appointed vice president and president, OnStar, to lead the company's global infotainment and connectivity initiatives.