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Hyundai Motor promotes heir apparent Chung Euisun as succession looms

Sept. 14, 2018 09:51 CET | UPDATED: Sept 14 17:12 CET new story

Euisun Chung moves a step closer to succeeding his 80-year-old father, Chung Mong-koo, who has presided over Hyundai for two decades, transforming Hyundai into the world's fifth-biggest automaker with affiliate Kia.
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Adient names DelGrosso CEO, succeeding interim chief Fritz Henderson
Sept. 13, 2018 16:13 CET

Seating supplier Adient named turnaround veteran Douglas DelGrosso as its next CEO, replacing former GM chief Fritz Henderson. ...

 

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Aston Martin names Penny Hughes chairman ahead of London listing
Sept. 10, 2018 10:02 CET

Aston Martin is moving ahead with a plan to list shares in London, naming Penny Hughes as chairman in a break from its tradition of an all-male board. ...

 

Hyundai Motor promotes heir apparent Chung Euisun as succession looms

Sept. 14, 2018 09:51 CET
Euisun Chung moves a step closer to succeeding his 80-year-old father, Chung Mong-koo, who has presided over Hyundai for two decades, transforming Hyundai into the world's fifth-biggest automaker with affiliate Kia.

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

Adient names DelGrosso CEO, succeeding interim chief Fritz Henderson

Sept. 13, 2018 16:13 CET
Seating supplier Adient named turnaround veteran Douglas DelGrosso as its next CEO, replacing former GM chief Fritz Henderson.

Aston Martin names Penny Hughes chairman ahead of London listing

Sept. 10, 2018 10:02 CET
Aston Martin is moving ahead with a plan to list shares in London, naming Penny Hughes as chairman in a break from its tradition of an all-male board.

Musk elevates Tesla's little-known fixer to steer past drama

Sept. 10, 2018 17:45 CET
In Jerome Guillen, Elon Musk has promoted a skilled multitasker who's proven able to operate at the breakneck speed his abrasive boss demands.

Tesla accounting chief, HR head resign

Sept. 7, 2018 14:53 CET
Tesla's top accountant gave notice he's resigning one month into the job, citing the level of scrutiny on the electric-car maker. Tesla's top HR executive also said she is leaving the company.

VW Group names finance exec as new sales chief

Sept. 7, 2018 12:58 CET
VW Group appointed Christian Dahlheim as its new head of group sales. Dalheim replaces Fred Kappler, who will retire from the company.

FAW names ex-Rolls-Royce design chief to help revive luxury China marque

Sept. 7, 2018 10:00 CET
China FAW has recruited Giles Taylor, Rolls-Royce's former design chief, in an effort to revive ts Hongqi luxury brand.

Former Land Rover designer Phil Simmons joins Great Wall

Sept. 4, 2018 10:20 CET
Great Wall appointed former Land Rover stylist Phil Simmons as design director for the Haval brand.

Lotus names former Bentley, JLR exec as product strategy chief

Sept. 4, 2018 06:01 CET
Lotus, the UK sports-car maker that is set for a $1.9 billion revival under its new Chinese owners, named former Bentley, Jaguar Land Rover and GM executive Uday Senapati as its product strategy chief.

Rolls-Royce names new N. America boss

Aug. 28, 2018 10:39 CET
Rolls-Royce said BMW executive Martin Fritsches will head its operations in North America. He succeeds Pedro Mota, who is returning to Porsche to head its North American marketing.

Mazda Europe design boss Rice quits

Aug. 27, 2018 15:33 CET
Mazda Europe's design boss, Kevin Rice, has left the automaker. Rice, who has worked for BMW, Opel and Ford, quit to pursue a career outside of the automaker, Mazda said.

Tesla communications chief set to depart

Aug. 26, 2018 08:34 CET
Former Apple executive Sarah O'Brien, Tesla's vice president of communications, is leaving the company after nearly two years.

Former Tesla engineering chief returns to Apple

Aug. 10, 2018 09:47 CET
Doug Field, who stepped down as the senior vice president of engineering at Tesla last month, is returning to former employer Apple. Field will be working with Bob Mansfield, who has been heading up Apple's self-driving car program, Project Titan.

Audi appoints new chief for China operations

Aug. 1, 2018 17:11 CET
Audi, which lags premium rivals Mercedes and BMW in China, has appointed former Opel and Skoda marketing boss Thomas Owsianski as new operations chief for the market.

VW names purchasing chief Brandstaetter as COO

July 31, 2018 10:00 CET
Volkswagen Group said company veteran Ralf Brandstaetter will be chief operating officer of its VW passenger cars brand.

Can a tobacco guy make leap to becoming a car guy at Ferrari?

July 30, 2018 20:17 CET
Ferrari's new boss, Louis Camilleri, has big shoes to fill, but the tobacco industry veteran may have just what is needed to steer the luxury sportscar maker through its next lap, analysts and industry insiders said.

Fiat Chrysler's new British CEO faces many minefields

July 25, 2018 10:13 CET
Fiat Chrysler's new CEO, Mike Manley, gained his first auto industry experience in UK dealerships. Now he runs the world's seventh-biggest car company, which requires not just the instincts of a salesman but also the deft touch of a politician.

BMW manager Duesmann lined up to head Audi, sources say

July 24, 2018 08:07 CET
BMW purchasing director Markus Duesmann will become Audi CEO in January, sources said. Duesmann, an engine development expert, is the second high-profile defection from BMW to VW Group following the departure of Herbert Diess in 2015.

Fiat Chrysler's Europe chief, Altavilla, steps down

July 23, 2018 13:11 CET
The head of Fiat Chrysler's Europe, Middle East and Africa business, Alfredo Altavilla, has stepped down. FCA's new CEO, Mike Manley, will head the EMEA region on an interim basis, the company said.

New Ferrari CEO will be former tobacco executive

July 21, 2018 06:01 CET
Ferrari's new CEO will be Louis Carey Camilleri, a former chairman of tobacco company Philip Morris International. He succeeds seriously ill Sergio Marchionne.

Fiat Chrysler picks Manley CEO to succeed Marchionne

July 21, 2018 17:45 CET
Fiat Chrysler appointed Mike Manley to replace the seriously ill Sergio Marchionne as its CEO. Manley, 54, a native of England, has headed Jeep since 2009 and the Ram brand since 2015.

Mitsubishi recruits former Maserati, Audi exec Dambrosio to head advanced design

July 20, 2018 13:51 CET
Mitsubishi Motors has recruited former Maserati and Audi designer Alessandro Dambrosio as executive design director.

VW Group appoints Porsche exec as strategy chief

July 17, 2018 06:01 CET
VW Group named Porsche executive Juergen Rittersberger as its new head of strategy. He replaces Thomas Sedran, who will lead the group's commercial vehicles division.

Opel names Brunet as new finance chief

July 13, 2018 06:01 CET
Opel has appointed Frederic Brunet as its new chief financial officer, replacing Phillipe de Rovira, who has moved to parent PSA Group as head of finance.

VW's Sedran will head commercial vehicles, give up strategy post

July 10, 2018 13:49 CET
VW has named Thomas Sedran to lead its commercial vehicles division. Currently VW's head of strategy, Sedran will assume his new post on Sept. 1. He replaces Eckhard Scholz.

 
Rising Star starts new adventure

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Why Aston Martin's CEO expects automaker to be more profitable than Ferrari

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Volvo has autonomous vehicle safety covered like a blanket

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Tesla readies a surprise in Europe

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12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4 2018

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Moving out of Sergio's shadow

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ZF invests in future engineers with a U.S. robot competition

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Why domestic automakers will not dominate China's luxury EV market

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7:26 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24 2018

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Beijing realizes that young domestic automakers can never beat global giants with traditional combus ...
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