General Motors announced today that it is relocating its Consolidated International Operations (CIO) headquarters from Shanghai, China, to Singapore in 2014. 

“Having a team in Singapore is a key step in CIO’s transformation,” said GM Executive Vice President, CIO Stefan Jacoby. “It will help us to create a renewed identity for CIO and lead GM’s umbrella strategy for the region. We are looking forward to being an important part of the Singapore business community.”

GM will have about 120 CIO employees located at its headquarters in Singapore when it opens in the second quarter of 2014 at a location still to be determined.

The new headquarters will include representatives from GM’s regional sales and marketing, product planning, finance, government relations, human resources, IT, legal, and communications functions. It will oversee key parts of the company’s business in Africa, ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand, India, Korea and the Middle East, as well as Chevrolet and Cadillac Europe.