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Stellantis Announces Key Leadership Appointments for India & Asia Pacific Region

Stellantis India & Asia Pacific has brought to press an important yet key announcement for its operations. The announcement has been made for both India and Asia Pacific Regions.

The company says “Mr Roland Bouchara has been appointed to perform the role of CEO & Managing Director for Stellantis in India. Mr Bouchara has been tasked with the responsibility for Jeep and Citroen national sales companies coupled with group’s manufacturing operations.

Since 2017, Roland has successfully been leading Citroen India’s operations during his tenure as Senior Vice President of sales and marketing for the brand. The work also included end to end execution of the recent launch of the Citroen brand and its first product in India – the new Citroen C5 Aircross.

Prior to joining Groupe PSA in 2017, Mr Roland had a strong and diverse experience in international automotive and consulting business with several key leadership positions at Renault including Managing Director UK, Head of Europe NSC’s (Germany, UK, Spain & Italy) and SVP Sales & Marketing for Asia Pacific and China

Dr Partha Datta who joined FCA in 1999 as an engineer has over the past twenty years tirelessly worked in senior leadership positions across international industrial and commercial operations. Dr Partha also worked in governance, business development projects, engineering and vehicle integration. During his tenure at FCA, Partha was also the director of technical centers in Chennai and Pune and as well as the Head of Product Engineering in China.

Leading the stones to success, Dr Partha is also known is also known to have led FCA with the successful launch of the new recently launched new Jeep Compass facelift (video of which is up on our YouTube channel AutoGoa) and the locally assembled Jeep Wrangler apart from holding responsibility for Engineering, Design, Research & Development (R&D) operations across the India & Asia Pacific Region.

Announcing the appointments the Chief Operating Officer, Stellantis India and Asia Pacific, Mr. Carl Smiley said “I’m very pleased to announce both Roland and Partha in their new roles for Stellantis.”

“An accomplished international sales and marketing executive, Roland brings a wealth of commercial experience to his new role as CEO & Managing Director in India. He will be responsible for developing and expanding Stellantis’ brands, network and business operations in India – a key growth market of focus for the Company globally.

“With his extensive innovation and product development experience, Partha was the ideal candidate to lead Stellantis’ engineering, design and R&D operations for the region. Partha was instrumental in delivering the Jeep brand’s localized product plan in India and will lead a team focused on delivering the regional product strategy, coupled with identifying and delivering new opportunities for growth,” said Mr. Smiley.

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