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16/07/2009 | Paris - 16 July 2009 Paris - 16 July 2009 Paris - 16 July 2009

PSA Peugeot Citroën Presents Details of its New Organisation

Following the 18 June announcement of its new senior executive team, PSA Peugeot Citroën today released further details concerning the corporate departments represented on the Managing Board led by Philippe Varin.

  • The Brands Department, led by Jean-Marc Gales, has been tasked with enhancing the Group’s commercial effectiveness. It is responsible for the Peugeot and Citroën brands and for every aspect of the sales and marketing process, including sales, customer service, marketing and related services. This organisation will also help to ensure a greater differentiation between the two brands, while sharing best practices. 

The Department’s main units are as follows:

  • Automobiles Peugeot, led by Jean-Marc Gales
  • Automobiles Citroën, led by Frédéric Banzet
  • Corporate Marketing, led by Christian Peugeot
  • Services and Parts, led by Daniel Marteau
  • Peugeot and Citroën Owned Dealers, led by Jean-Claude Play
  • Electric Vehicles, led by Ayoul Grouvel
  • Motor Sport, led by Olivier Quesnel
  • Peugeot Motocycles, led by Pierre-Louis Colin
  • The Automobile Programmes and Strategy Department, led by Grégoire Olivier, will continue to carry out the responsibilities of the Programmes Department, while adding an automobile strategy section tasked with building the Group’s future in terms of products, technologies and manufacturing strategy. The Manufacturing Strategy unit will be in charge of the Russian project. 

The Department’s main units are as follows:

  • Products and Markets Strategy, led by Vincent Besson
  • Manufacturing Strategy, led by Denis Duchesne
  • Peugeot and Citroën Styling, led by Jean-Pierre Ploué 
  •  Within the Manufacturing and Components Department, led by Guillaume Faury, Marc Duval- Destin has been appointed Advanced Engineering Manager and Christian Chapelle, Sub-Assembly Technical Skills and Projects Manager. 
  • Fréderic Saint-Geours, who leads the Finance and Strategic Development Department, has been named Chairman of Banque PSA Finance .

Biographical Notes

Frédéric Banzet, 49, holds a degree in law and is a graduate of ISTEC and Harvard Business School. He joined the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group in 1982 as part of the Corporate Finance team. In 1991, he moved to Banque PSA Finance as Chief Operating Officer, PSA Finance UK, London, prior to being named  Vice  President,  Marketing  and  Development,  Crédipar.  In  1999,  he  was  appointed  Vice President, Asia-Pacific Operations, International Affairs Division, Peugeot, before being named Vice President, International Sales and Marketing, Citroën, and then Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Europe. 

Vincent Besson, 57, a graduate of Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité, joined PSA Peugeot Citroën in 1977. He  held  various  positions  in  the  Purchasing  Department  before  being  appointed  Vice  President, Industrial Cooperation in 1994. He has been Vice President, Products and Markets, Citroën since 1996.

Pierre-Louis Colin, 46, a graduate of Ecole des Mines de Paris, joined PSA Peugeot Citroën in 1989. He held various sales and marketing positions at Peugeot, including Managing Director for Hungary and Turkey and Director, Iran before serving as Chief Operating Officer, UK from 2005 to 2009. Since June 1, 2009, he has been Director of the Peugeot Electric Vehicles and Diesel Hybrid Programme.

Christian Chapelle, 49, is a graduate of Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon and Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs. He joined PSA Peugeot Citroën in 1987. Following various assignments in the Manufacturing and Components Division, he was appointed Director of the Powertrain Project Management unit in 2007.

Denis Duchesne, 58, a graduate of Ecole Centrale de Paris engineering school, joined PSA Peugeot Citroën in 1976. Following different positions in the Manufacturing and Components Division, he was named Managing Director of the Mulhouse Production Centre in 1998, Senior Managing Director of the Toyota Cooperation Project in 2001 and Managing Director of the Sochaux Production Centre in 2004. He has been Vice President, Mechanical Components and Foundries since 2008. 

Marc Duval-Destin, 46, is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace and holds a post-graduate degree in automation engineering and a doctorate in physics. He joined PSA Peugeot Citroën in 2001. Following various assignments in the Manufacturing and Components Division, he was appointed Director of the Vehicle Base and Body Style Pre-Project unit in 2008.

Ayoul Grouvel, 42, is a graduate of the European Business School and holds a master’s degree in Technology Management from Ecole Centrale de Paris. After holding various sales and marketing positions at Fiat, he joined PSA Peugeot Citroën in October 2008 as Dealership and Merchandising Unit Manager. 

Daniel  Marteau,  59,  is  a  graduate  of  Ecole  Centrale  de  Paris  engineering  school  and  holds  an advanced degree in mechanical engineering. He joined PSA Peugeot Citroën in 1977. After holding various positions in the Purchasing Department and with the Citroën brand, he was appointed Vice President, Manufacturer Relations and Cooperation Agreements in 2001. He has been Vice President, Services and Parts since 2007.

Christian Peugeot, 56, a graduate of the HEC business school, joined PSA Peugeot Citroën in 1978. He held various sales and marketing positions at Peugeot prior to being named Managing Director of Peugeot Talbot Deutschland in 1989. He was subsequently appointed Director of the Corporate Marketing Department in 1993 and Vice President, Marketing and Quality in 1998. Since 2008, he has been Vice President, Brand Strategy and Communication, Peugeot.

Jean-Claude Play, 63, a graduate of Ecole Nationale des Arts et Métiers engineering school, joined PSA Peugeot Citroën in 1969. He held various positions before being named Managing Director of the Kaduna plant in Nigeria in 1983 and Director, Cooperation Projects and International Production in 1998. Since 2008, he has led the Peugeot and Citroën Owned Dealers Project. 

Jean-Pierre Ploué, 46, is a graduate of Ecole Nationale des Arts et des Métiers d’Art. He joined PSA Peugeot Citroën in 2000 as Head of the Citroën Design Centre. In October 2008, he was appointed Director of Styling for the entire PSA Peugeot Citroën Group. 

Olivier Quesnel, 58, holds a master’s degree in management and a post-graduate degree in applied energy economics. In 1980, he helped to set up Peugeot Talbot Sport, before becoming Managing Director of the Michel Hommel media group. He joined PSA Peugeot Citroën in 2008, to lead the Citroën Racing and Peugeot Sport teams.

 

 


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