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The former Opel interim CEO, Thomas Sedran, will take up a new job at the international consulting firm Accenture in Munich, Germany, starting tomorrow, according to BusinessWeek.

As the business magazine reported, Sedran will become the Managing Director of Accenture Strategy and will be in charge of the company’s activities in the auto area. This is a newly created position for Sedran, which he will lead from the Munich headquarters and will have a team of 6,000 consultants worldwide.

Before his departure from General Motors, Thomas Sedran has served as President and Managing Director of Chevrolet and Cadillac Europe since July 2013, overseeing the growth of Chevrolet and Cadillac across Western and Central Europe. Sedran initiated at that time, among others, the closure of the plant in Bochum.


Before joining Chevrolet and Cadillac Europe, he was a member of the Management Board of Adam Opel AG, in charge of Operations, Business Development and Corporate Strategy. During this time, he also served as the interim CEO of Adam Opel AG from June 12, 2012 until February 13, 2013. He worked on getting the funds needed in order to implement Opel’s restructuring program back then.


With the end of June being also the end for Sedran at General Motors, the former Opel CEO, has managed to find a new job as the 50-year-old is now returning to the consultant scene where he has spent most of his professional life. Before joining Opel, Sedran was an inter alia for Roland Berger and AlixPartners, both consultancy and advisory services providers.