Bernd Schantz is the new chief of the Peugeot communication department.
Schantz, 55, joined the carmaker in 1977. Among other jobs, he ran Peugeots subsidiaries in Switzerland, Bel-gium, Germany and Spain.
He replaces Corrado Pro-vera, 64, who retired March 1 after 24 years in the job.
Proveras other responsibility – head of Peugeot Sport – goes to former World Rally champion Jean-Pierre Nicolas, 59, who has been with Peugeot Sport since 1983.