The board of directors of the National Association of Motor Vehicle Sellers (Ganvam) has unanimously re-elected Raul Palacios as president of the employer’s association for a new four-year term, with the purpose of promoting the adaptation of the distribution sector to the new business model derived from factors such as digitization, electrification or new mobility.
With this appointment, Palacios, who joined as a member of the Ganvam board in 2017 to promote the implementation of the comprehensive project for the renewal of the employer’s association, revalidates his position after assuming the presidency of Ganvam for the first time in Ecuador of the previous mandate (2019).
For this next term, according to a statement from the Association, Palacios will head a board of directors that, made up of 18 members, is «Faithful reflection of transversality» that characterizes the distribution employer, with the aim of responding to the interests of all its associates.
A) Yes, official dealers, independent sales and workshops, as well as distributors of all types of vehicles (passenger cars, industrial, agricultural, caravans and two wheels), both new and used, have representatives in the decision-making body of the employer, which also takes into account the geographical representation to also respond to the particularities of each market.
Hand in hand with this plural and multidisciplinary decision-making body, Raúl Palacios will promote the adaptation of the sales and after-sales networks to a new market reality where data management will become the main asset of distribution businesses.
One of the main strategic lines of the employer’s association is focused on promoting a sectoral reconversion that allows vendors and workshops to focus on the development of additional services associated with connected mobility.
In the international arena, he will defend in Brussels open and secure access to data, with the aim that the entire value chain handles transparent information both on the technical data of the vehicle and on the customer’s data and their consumption patterns, under equal conditions, favoring the development of greater offer of services and, therefore, more competitive prices.