Andrew Scott, director of sales and network development at BMW Group Canada, will take over as CEO of the luxury brand’s Canadian arm Jan. 1, as the company’s current head recrosses the Atlantic to head up BMW’s business in the U.K.
Sebastian Mackensen, CEO of BMW North America, on Oct. 24 announced the pair of promotions, which will take effect at the start of the new year.
Scott has held a range of sales and marketing positions within BMW Canada that “give him the knowledge and experience to steer the business into an electrified future and to continue developing the positive relationship with the national retail network,” Mackensen said in a release.
BMW Group Canada’s network includes 50 BMW dealerships across the country, 31 Mini retailers, as well as 24 motorcycle shops. It also includes the financing and leasing arm BMW Group Financial Services Canada.
Current CEO David George took over leadership of BMW’s Canadian unit in March 2022, following a stint as director of Mini U.K.
The company said George has overseen “industry-leading growth” in electrification and the adoption of a range of new digital tools. He has also strengthened the company’s relationships with its dealer partners across Canada, it added.
George will become CEO of BMW Group UK and Ireland on Jan. 1.
Mackensen said the departure comes “much earlier than anticipated,” but that he is “excited to promote an individual from within Team Canada” to the top job at BMW Group Canada.