Phil Murtaugh helped set up GM's joint venture with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp.
Murtaugh, 50, was said to have resigned for personal reasons, according to the report. GM Asia Pacific President Troy Clarke is taking over Murtaugh's duties, including overseeing the automaker's joint venture in China with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp.
GM spokespeople in China, South Korea and Detroit all declined to comment on the report.
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