J. Ofori Agboka

by Edward Cates
J. Ofori Agboka
Executive Director, Human Resources - North America, Middle East and North Africa
General Motors

J. Ofori Agboka is Executive Director of Human Resources for North America, Middle East and North Africa at General Motors (GM). In this role, he leads GM’s HR regional efforts across the sales, marketing and operations for Chevrolet, Buick and GMC, Customer Care & Aftersales, Global Connected Consumer and MAVEN.


Agboka began his GM career as an intern in 1996 and has advanced in leadership positions in Manufacturing, Labor Relations and HR. In his past roles as HR Director, he managed HR for GM Global Design, Chevrolet and Cadillac Europe in Zurich, Switzerland; U.S. Sales, Service and Marketing; and North American Manufacturing and Operations. As an HR Manager, Agboka managed HR for GM China and GM International Operations in Shanghai, China.


Agboka serves as the President of GM’s African Ancestry Network.


Agboka was recognized by the NCAA for his life “After the Game” and was awarded “2016 Rising Star” by Automotive News.


Agboka holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Louisiana State University and completed the GM Transformational Leadership Program from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

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