OpenRoad Auto Group is importing Canadian talent from its Vancouver, British Columbia dealerships to lead operations of its luxury brands in Seattle Washington with the promotion of Aly Jiwani as Area General Manager of OpenRoad Northwest.
Jiwani will now oversee operations of Bentley, Lamborghini, McLaren and Rolls-Royce of Seattle in addition to his current responsibilities as Area General Manager of The BMW Store, MINI Vancouver, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver, Karma Automotive Vancouver, and OpenRoad Honda Burnaby.
“This is an exciting time for OpenRoad as we enter our third year in the U.S. market, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be leading our great team south of the border,” said Aly Jiwani, area general manager of OpenRoad Northwest. “With four of the world’s most luxurious supercar brands under one roof and a brand-new state-of-the-art dealership on the horizon, the future looks very bright for OpenRoad Northwest.”
Currently located at 1882 136th PIace NE in Bellevue, Washington, OpenRoad Northwest is a landmark luxury car destination in the Pacific Northwest, serving Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. The dealership provides bespoke sales, service, and accessories experiences befitting Bentley, Lamborghini, McLaren and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in its current Seattle-area showroom. OpenRoad is currently planning to move the dealership to a new location in late 2020 which will be the largest supercar destination in the Pacific Northwest for Bentley, Lamborghini, McLaren and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
Jiwani is a veteran of the automotive industry and a longtime OpenRoad Auto Group employee. He began his career at Surrey Honda in 1998 and has held a variety of positions at OpenRoad dealerships beginning in 2004 at OpenRoad Toyota Richmond and OpenRoad Honda. He is the recipient of multiple Honda Canada Senior Sales Master Awards and Grand Master Awards.
In 2008, he was promoted to General Manager of North Shore Acura where he was honoured with two Acura ACE Awards. In 2010, he became the General Manager of retail centers in OpenRoad’s new Langley luxury auto mall, starting with the opening of BMW Langley and MINI Langley and later, Infiniti Langley and the landmark, Porsche Centre Langley.
In 2014, Jiwani became the first Canadian to receive the Automotive News Top 40 Under 40 Automotive Professionals Award. Jiwani was later promoted to his current role as Area General Manager of The BMW Store, MINI Vancouver, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver, Karma Automotive Vancouver, and OpenRoad Honda Burnaby in 2017.