Appointment of the High Government Group to Steer Stellantis | State

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Stellantis is establishing an efficient governance from day one with the appointment of the top executive team, together with the nine dedicated committees covering company-wide performance and strategy.*

Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis, said: “This highly competitive, committed and well-balanced team will leverage its combined skills and diverse backgrounds to guide Stellantis to become a great company.”

*Strategy Council, Business Review, Global Program Committee, Industrial Committee, Allocations Committee, Region Committee, Brand Committee, Styling Review, Brand Review

Chief Executive Officer – Carlos Tavares 

Strategic and Performance:

  • Head of Americas: Mike Manley
  • Global Corporate Office: Silvia Vernetti
  • Chief Performance Officer: Emmanuel Delay
  • Chief Software Officer: Yves Bonnefont
  • Chief Affiliates Officer: Philippe de Rovira (sales finance, used cars, parts and service, retail network)

Region Chief Operating Officers: 

  • Enlarged Europe: Maxime Picat
    • Deputy: Davide Mele
    • Eurasia: Xavier Duchemin
  • North America: Mark Stewart
  • South America: Antonio Filosa
  • Middle East and Africa: Samir Cherfan
  • China: Grégoire Olivier (interim, in charge of DPCA)
  • India and Asia Pacific: Carl Smiley 

Brand Chief Executive Officers

Global SUV:

  • Jeep®: Christian Meunier, Synergies Referent

American Brands: 

  • Chrysler: Timothy Kuniskis, Interim
  • Dodge: Timothy Kuniskis, Synergies Referent
  • Ram: Mike Koval


  • Citroën:  Vincent Cobee
  • Fiat and Abarth: Olivier Francois, Synergies Referent and Global Chief Marketing Officer

Upper mainstream: 

  • Opel and Vauxhall: Michael Lohscheller 
  • Peugeot: Linda Jackson, Synergies Referent


  • Alfa Romeo: Jean-Philippe Imparato, Synergies Referent
  • DS: Béatrice Foucher 
  • Lancia: Luca Napolitano


  • Maserati: Davide Grasso 


  • Free2Move: Brigitte Courtehoux
  • Leasys: Giacomo Carelli 

Global Function Chief Officers: 

  • Finance: Richard Palmer
  • Human Resources and Transformation: Xavier Chereau 
  • General Counsel: Giorgio Fossati 
  • Planning: Olivier Bourges 
  • Purchasing and Supply Chain: Michelle Wen
  • Manufacturing: Arnaud Deboeuf 
  • Design: 
    • Ralph Gilles (Chrysler / Dodge / Jeep / Ram / Maserati / FIAT Latin America)
    • Jean-Pierre Ploue (Abarth / Alfa Romeo / Citroen / DS / FIAT Europe / Lancia/ Opel / Peugeot / Vauxhall)
  • Engineering: Harald Wester 
    • Deputy: Patrice Lucas Cross Car Line and Project Engineering
    • Deputy:  Nicolas Morel
  • CTO:  (to be defined)
  • Sales and Marketing: Thierry Koskas
  • Customer Experience: Richard Schwarzwald 
    • Deputy: Jean-Christophe Quemard 
  • Communication and CSR: Bertrand Blaise

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Stellantis is one of the world’s leading automakers and a mobility provider, guided by a clear vision: to offer freedom of movement with distinctive, affordable and reliable mobility solutions. In addition to the Group’s rich heritage and broad geographic presence, its greatest strengths lie in its sustainable performance, depth of experience and the wide-ranging talents of employees working around the globe. Stellantis will leverage its broad and iconic brand portfolio, which was founded by visionaries who infused the marques with passion and a competitive spirit that speaks to employees and customers alike. Stellantis aspires to become the greatest, not the biggest while creating added value for all stakeholders as well as the communities in which it operates.


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