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Former Opel CEO Demant retires after VW role

Feb. 2, 2016 06:01 CET

Volkswagen Group's international projects chief, Hans Demant, has retired, ending a long career that was mainly spent at General Motors' European operations where he was known as "Mr. Opel."
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PSA appoints former Yahoo exec as chief digital officer
Jan. 28, 2016 06:01 CET

PSA named former Yahoo executive Brigitte Cantaloube as the automaker's first chief digital officer to help spearhead the company's "digital transformation." ...
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Mercedes promotes UK sales boss to U.S. role
Jan. 22, 2016 20:38 CET

Mercedes-Benz named its UK sales boss, Adam Chamberlain, as head of sales in the U.S. ...
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Renault promotes Europe chief Mueller to No. 2 role

Feb. 12, 2016 17:30 CET
Renault has promoted its Europe head, Stefan Mueller, to the role of chief performance officer, making the German-Swiss executive one of CEO Carlos Ghosn's top two lieutenants.

Former Opel CEO Demant retires after VW role

Feb. 2, 2016 06:01 CET
Volkswagen Group's international projects chief, Hans Demant, has retired, ending a long career that was mainly spent at General Motors' European operations where he was known as "Mr. Opel."

PSA appoints former Yahoo exec as chief digital officer

Jan. 28, 2016 06:01 CET
PSA named former Yahoo executive Brigitte Cantaloube as the automaker's first chief digital officer to help spearhead the company's "digital transformation."

Mercedes promotes UK sales boss to U.S. role

Jan. 22, 2016 20:38 CET
Mercedes-Benz named its UK sales boss, Adam Chamberlain, as head of sales in the U.S.

VW picks ex-BMW manager to head core brand in North America

Jan. 19, 2016 16:21 CET
Volkswagen has picked ex-BMW manager Hinrich Woebcken to run the North American business of its core brand as the automaker faces growing criticism of its handling of the emissions scandal in the U.S.

VW motorsport director Capito moves to McLaren

Jan. 14, 2016 16:53 CET
Volkswagen motorsport director Jost Capito has been appointed CEO of McLaren Racing. He replaces Jonathan Neale who has been handed a wider remit as chief operating officer of McLaren Technology Group.

Nissan names new Europe marketing chief

Jan. 5, 2016 15:41 CET
Nissan has promoted company veteran Jean-Pierre Diernaz to its new Europe marketing head.

Hyundai hires former Lamborghini exec to shape strategy at luxury Genesis brand

Dec. 28, 2015 12:36 CET
Hyundai has hired former Lamborghini executive Manfred Fitzgerald to shape strategy at its new Genesis brand in the latest effort by the company to shed its image as a value-for-money automaker.

Porsche names new production chief

Dec. 18, 2015 06:01 CET
Porsche has named VW Group veteran Albrecht Reimold as new production boss to replace Oliver Blume who was promoted to Porsche CEO.

Renault names former EV boss as sales and marketing chief

Dec. 3, 2015 15:40 CET
Renault named its former EV program boss, Thierry Koskas, as the company's sales and marketing chief. His appointment splits the roles of chief performance officer and head of sales and marketing.

Citroen appoints new China chief for DS brand

Dec. 1, 2015 11:50 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen has named company veteran Thierry Poriat as general manager of its DS subbrand in China.

VW names compliance commissioner

Nov. 19, 2015 09:28 CET
VW Group has appointed a compliance commissioner from its Porsche business as the automaker faces increasing pressure from regulators in the U.S. and Europe over its emissions scandal.

Former VW designer Donckerwolke will style Hyundai's premium brand

Nov. 10, 2015 14:57 CET
Former Volkswagen Group designer Luc Donckerwolke will shape the styling of Hyundai's new Genesis premium brand.

VW recruits exec linked to Apple electric car project

Nov. 10, 2015 15:45 CET
Volkswagen has recruited Apple executive Johann Jungwirth, who was linked to the tech company's electric car project, to head a newly established digital strategy unit.

BMW names Brilliance JV boss as new China chief

Nov. 9, 2015 11:12 CET
BMW named Olaf Kastner to oversee the automaker's business in China where it has been losing some ground to rival Mercedes in recent months. Kastner replaces Karsten Engel, who will return to Germany.

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW's head of corporate communications to leave

Nov. 9, 2015 21:45 CET
Volkswagen's head of corporate communications has quit, joining a wave of executive departures as a scandal over its manipulation of emissions tests escalates.

VW design chief de Silva to retire

Nov. 6, 2015 12:23 CET
VW Group's design chief, Walter de Silva, is retiring at the age of 64 after guiding the look of brands ranging from Seat to Bentley for nine years.

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW hires former Opel CEO as strategy chief

Oct. 26, 2015 14:51 CET
VW named former Opel CEO Thomas Sedran as head of strategy. Sedran is a highly experienced restructuring strategist who devised the latest turnaround plan for GM's money losing European operations.

Ford names new Europe manufacturing boss

Oct. 20, 2015 18:01 CET
Ford promoted company veteran Linda Cash to lead its European manufacturing operations in a management reshuffle that will also see its European sales boss, Peter Fleet, become Asia Pacific head of sales and marketing.

FCA's Busse will oversee design for Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Maserati

Oct. 14, 2015 04:03 CET
Klaus Busse -- the designer who transformed the interiors of Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram vehicles -- is leaving the U.S. to oversee design for Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Maserati.

Porsche North America names Klaus Zellmer CEO

Oct. 13, 2015 12:54 CET
Porsche named Klaus Zellmer as president and CEO of its North American unit, effective Nov. 1.

Audi picks ex-China boss to replace de Meo as sales chief

Oct. 8, 2015 11:42 CET
Audi has picked its former China boss, Dietmar Voggenreiter, as its new sales and marketing chief to succeed Luca de Meo. During Voggenreiter's nearly nine years of leadership, Audi's China sales grew sevenfold to 579,000.

VW picks Skoda r&d chief to run technical development, report says

Oct. 8, 2015 10:13 CET
VW Group will pick Skoda development chief Frank Welsch to replace suspended executive Heinz-Jakob Neusser as head of technical development at VW brand, a report said.

Mercedes names new chief of China r&d center

Oct. 2, 2015 12:10 CET
Mercedes named Hans Georg Engel to run its r&d center in Beijing where he will oversee the expansion of the unit, which is planned to almost double in size by the end of the year from when it opened in 2014.

GM veteran Harvey to head Vauxhall

Oct. 1, 2015 06:01 CET
GM veteran Rory Harvey has been appointed head of the Vauxhall brand in the UK. Harvey, 47, succeeds Tim Tozer, who is leaving the company, GM said.

 
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