Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) UK Ltd. has announced a raft of changes to its senior management structure, with Damien Dally and Francesco Vanni joining the UK team to take on the roles of country manager for Jeep and Alfa Romeo, and Fiat and Abarth respectively. Reporting into Arnaud Leclerc, managing director FCA UK & Ireland, their roles will start with immediate effect.
Francesco Vanni joins the UK team as country manager for Fiat and Abarth, arriving from FCA Sweden where he held the position of deputy managing director. Prior to this he had several sales and marketing roles in FCA, Italy.
Returning to FCA UK, Damien Dally will take on the role of country manager for Alfa Romeo and Jeep. Mr Dally spent the last three years working in Turin managing the Jeep sales, planning and marketing teams for EMEA. Previously he held a number of positions, responsible for the Alfa Romeo and Jeep sales and marketing teams, in the UK.
Alongside the appointment of country managers, Iain Montgomery moves to the role of fleet and business sales director, having spent the last 18 months as sales director for passenger cars. He replaces Andrew Waite who has left the company to pursue other interests.
Commenting on the new structure Mr Leclerc said: “The changes that we have made to the management team will strengthen the leadership of FCA UK in this crucial period, as we take our first steps towards electrification. The team’s combined knowledge, from both FCA and beyond, will ensure our customers, retailers and brands are in the most capable hands.”
Notes to editors:
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles and related parts, services and production systems worldwide. The Group operates 102 manufacturing facilities and 46 R&D centres; and it sells through dealers and distributors in more than 135 countries.
FCA’s automotive brands include Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Lancia, Ram and Maserati. The Group’s businesses also include Mopar (automotive parts and service), Comau (production systems) and Teksid (iron and castings).
In addition, retail and dealer financing, leasing and rental services in support of the Group’s car business are provided through subsidiaries, joint ventures and commercial arrangements with third-party financial institutions.
FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FCAU” and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol “FCA”.
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