Mr Elkann was the chairman and chief executive of FCA and heads up the Agnelli family company Exor.
Stellantis has also appointed Robert Peugeot as vice chairman. He is chairman of investments company FFP, the Peugeot family company and Groupe PSA shareholder.
Groupe PSA CEO Carlos Tavares becomes Stellantis CEO and a board member. Most of Stellantis’ non-executive directors are independent.
The company said they had been drawn from diverse professional backgrounds “to bring significant relevant perspectives and experience to Stellantis to help it capitalise on its unique strengths and capabilities in a new era of mobility, with the purpose of creating superior value for all of its stakeholders.”
These are former AXA insurance chairman Henri de Castries (senior independent director); Exor director and Juventus Football Club chairman Andrea Agnelli (non-executive director); executive vice-president and chief human resources officer at AstraZeneca Fiona Clare Cicconi (non-executive director); CEO of Groupe PSA shareholder BPIfrance Nicolas Dufourcq (non-executive director); Rio Tinto and Royal Dutch Shell director Ann Frances Godbehere (non-executive director); partner and cofounder at private equity firm BayPine Wan Ling Martello (non-executive director); PSA finance staff and trade unionist Jacques de Saint-Exupéry (non-executive director); and Microsoft chief technical officer Kevin Scott (non-executive director).
By Neil Dowling