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18/09/2012 | Paris

In September 2012, several changes are brought in by the management of the subsidiaries reporting to Commercial Operations Europe division, headed by Jean-Philippe Imparato.

Christophe Musy, 45, previously Director for Central, Eastern Europe (CEE) and Scandinavia, will take over as head of the Sales Division of Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën Automobiles in China on 1 October. Mr Musy joined the Group in 1990 and has held various sales positions and then management functions at Citroën. He managed the Belgium–Luxembourg subsidiary from 2000 to 2003 and the German subsidiary from 2007 to 2009. He was then in charge of Sales, Northern Europe at Citroën from 2009 to 2011.

An experienced sales executive, Bruno Bloquel, 59, will succeed Mr Musy. Joining the Group in 1979, he has held a number of operational positions at Citroën Sales France before becoming head of the Citroën subsidiary in Portugal. After managing Société Commerciale Citroën for ten years, Mr Bloquel returned to international operations in 2007, with responsibility most recently for the CEE countries.

Thierry Poirat, 49, will succeed Bruno Bloquel as head of Central and Eastern European Countries & Scandinavia. He joined the Group 22 years ago and has been successively Director of Peugeot South Africa between 2001 and 2005, then Director of Peugeot Citroën Japan until 2011. Since February 2012, he was project leader for international strategy for the Peugeot Brand.

Marcel De Rycker, 50, becomes Director of Peugeot Germany subsidiary on 1 October. Born in Germany, he has a long experience in the automotive industry at BMW France, Volkswagen, and then Opel. He was head of worldwide B to B at Mercedes-Benz before joining PSA Peugeot Citroën, first as head of Peugeot B to B, then head of the Group's LCV sales. Since July 2011, he was Director of PSA Excellence System and Projects within the Brands division. He succeeds Thomas Bauch, who left the Group in August.

François Guieysse, 47, was named Managing Director for the Czech Republic–Slovakia–Hungary region on 1 September. Mr Guieysse has been with the Group since 1991, working first in finance until 1995 and then in Citroën retail activities. Regional director at Citroën Rouen from 2001 to 2007, he was subsequently head of the Citroën Switzerland subsidiary and then head of the Citroën Italy subsidiary from 2010 to 2012.

Pablo Puey, 43, succeeds Mr Guieysse as Director of Citroën Italy in Milan. Previously B to B director for Spain and Portugal, Mr Puey has sales and marketing experience acquired in the Group over 13 years, first in Argentina, where he started in 1999, and then at the head of the Peugeot Portugal subsidiary from 2007 to 2012.

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