selim bingolSelim Bingol, senior VP of global communications and public policy for General Motors, is leaving the company amid its ongoing recall crisis.

CEO Mary Barra announced April 14 the exit of Bingol and human resources chief Melissa Howell.

GM said the executives are leaving immediately "to pursue other interests."

The company hired former Hill+Knowlton Strategies EVP Jeff Eller earlier this month.

Bingol, who handled PR through GM's 2010 initial public offering, joined GM from AT&T, where he was SVP of corporate communications, in 2010. He added global public policy to his purview in October 2012. He was previously at FleishmanHillard in Washington and worked on the Hill. 

"We appreciate Selim's service and for his helping tell the GM story during one of the most exciting periods in the company's history," Barra said in a statement.

GM has not yet named a successor.