Stellantis, the newly formed automotive company resulting from the merger of Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group, has announced a leadership change within its Jeep brand. Antonio Filosa has been named as the new chief executive, succeeding Christian Meunier. This transition will take effect on November 1, as Meunier prepares to take a well-deserved break to focus on personal interests.
Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares expressed his understanding of the importance of personal decisions in one's life, stating, "The circumstances of life must make us accept the personal decisions of our colleagues."
In addition to the changes within the Jeep brand, there will be further transitions within Stellantis. Emanuele Cappellano, currently serving as the North America CEO and group strategy and corporate development director at Marcolin Group, will replace Filosa as the chief operating officer of Stellantis South America. Meanwhile, Ashwani Muppasani, currently the head of China National Sales Company, will take over as the chief operating officer of Stellantis India and Asia Pacific.
Both Cappellano and Muppasani will assume their new roles on November 1.
These changes in leadership highlight Stellantis' commitment to adapt and optimize its management team for continued success in the global automotive industry.