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Antonio P. A. Zara III

  • Biography

    Antonio P. A. Zara III, 52 years old, Filipino, is the General Manager of GT Capital Auto Dealership Holdings, Inc. (GTCAD). He was appointed to the position in November 2018. Mr. Zara brings to GT Capital close to three decades of global automotive industry experience in various technical, sales and marketing, and senior leadership roles. Prior to his involvement with GTCAD, he was General Manager for Global Aftersales Planning at the Nissan Motor Company global head office in Yokohama, Japan. Previously, he was the President of Nissan Motor Distributor Indonesia, heading the country’s Nissan and Datsun assembly, importation, and distribution operations. Before this, he was the President of Nissan Motor Philippines, Inc., overseeing consistent double-digit vehicle unit sales growth and nearly doubling the said car company’s market share during his tenure. Prior to Nissan, he held several positions in various markets for General Motors (GM): Managing Director of General Motors Korea in Incheon, South Korea; Vice President for Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing of General Motors Southeast Asia in Bangkok, Thailand; President of General Motors Asia Pacific Japan, Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan; Vice President and Head of Vehicle Sales, Service, and Marketing for Pt. General Motors Indonesia; and Director of the sales and aftersales departments of General Motor Automobiles Philippines in Makati, Philippines. Mr. Zara graduated with honors from the Don Bosco Technical Institute with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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