Newly launched, the Stellantis group, born from the merger of PSA and FCA, announced its new organization chart and made some changes at the head of its various brands.
Already the commotion at the head of Stellantis. On the occasion of the creation of the group, born from the merger of PSA and FCA, the firm announced its new organization chart. And the least we can say is that this one reveals some surprises.
If as expected John Elkann, president of FCA. and Carlos Tavares, president of PSA, were respectively appointed president and general manager of the group, many changes were made at the head of the different brands of the group.
Peugeot boss at the head of Alfa Romeo
The most striking of these is undoubtedly the appointment of Jean-Philippe Imparato, until then director of the Peugeot brand, at the head ofAlfa romeo. He takes the place of the director of Biscione, Timothy Kuniskis, left to manage Chrysler, for an interim, and Dodge.
Former Citroën director at the helm of Peugeot
At Peugeot, Jean-Philippe Imparato is replaced by the former director of Citroën, Linda Jackson.
Among the other appointments also note that of Luca Napolitano, former head of Fiat in Europe, at the head of Lancia.
Status quo on the other hand with several other manufacturers: Olivier François remains at the helm of Fiat, Christian Meunier keeps Jeep, ditto for Vincent Cobée at Citroën and Michael Lohscheller at Opel / Vauxhall.
A “highly competitive, committed and balanced team”
At the same time, Richard Palmer, up to now in charge of FCA’s commercial expansion, has been appointed CFO of Stellantis, while PSA’s CFO, Philippe de Rovira, will now lead the subsidiaries (financing, opportunities, post- sale, concessions).
Finally, the design direction is shared between Ralph Gilles (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Maserati, Fiat in Latin America) and Jean-Pierre Ploué (Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Citroën, DS, Fiat Europe, Lancia, Opel, Peugeot , Vauxhall). Bertand Blaise, PSA’s communications manager, now assumes this role within Stellantis.
“This highly competitive, committed and balanced team will use its combined skills and diversity to drive Stellantis, so that it becomes a benchmark company,” said Stellantis Managing Director Carlos Tavares.
Stellantis in a few figures
To date, Stellantis is the world’s fourth largest automaker in terms of vehicles sold (8.1 million in 2019) and third in revenue. The firm brings together no less than 16 brands thanks to which it is present in 130 international markets. Stellantis is also an industrial presence in more than 30 countries and some 400,000 employees of more than 150 different nationalities. In short, Stellantis is a new heavyweight in the automotive industry.
Source: Stellantis, AFP