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STELLANTIS has made further changes to its management, with Luca Napolitano now appointed as chief sales and marketing officer in addition to his current responsibility as CEO of Lancia.

He replaces Thierry Koskas who, after laying the foundations of the global Stellantis sales and marketing function, moves to a similar position at Citroen.

Stellantis said Mr Napolitano brings sales expertise and automotive industry experience across both fleet and retail, as well as dealer management and network development in several countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Luca Napolitano

The company has also appointed Olivier Bourges as chief customer experience officer, replacing Richard Schwarzwald who has decided to leave Stellantis for personal reasons.

Mr Bourges will now take on the challenge of reaching the Company’s Dare Forward 2030 commitment to be the number one  auto-maker in customer satisfaction, drawing on his deep knowledge of the industry and Stellantis operations.

To replace Mr Bourges in his current position, Clara Ingen-Housz, who joined the company in early 2024, will be appointed head of the global corporate office and public affairs. She will also become a member of the top executive team.

She was previously Saint-Gobain’s group legal counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer. With a strong international career including legal experience in Hong Kong, New York and Brussels, she brings global expertise and further strengthens the diversity on the top executive team.

Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said: “I want to take the opportunity to warmly thank Richard for his drive, unwavering focus on our customers and contribution to the early years of Stellantis. I wish him well.”

“I have every confidence in Thierry’s ability to drive the growth of the Citroen brand, Olivier’s determination to bring Stellantis to the next level of customer satisfaction and warmly welcome Clara to the top executive team as we continue to execute our Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan, together with our passionate stakeholders around the world.”

By Neil Dowling

AdTorque Edge