European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association elects new President

Brussels, 6 December 2013 – The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) today elected Philippe Varin, CEO of PSA Peugeot Citroën, as its new President.

The announcement came today following a meeting of the ACEA Board of Directors.

Mr Varin will lead ACEA, as of 1 January 2014 until the end of his mandate as CEO of PSA Peugeot Citroën. The Board will announce Mr Varin’s successor at that time.

The annual presidency of ACEA was previously held by Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat SpA and CEO and Chairman of Chrysler Group LLC. Mr Marchionne was voted in as ACEA President for the year 2012 and subsequently re-elected for 2013.


About ACEA

  • The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) represents the 15 major Europe-based car, van, truck and bus makers: BMW Group, DAF Trucks, Daimler Truck, Ferrari, Ford of Europe, Honda Motor Europe, Hyundai Motor Europe, Iveco Group, JLR, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Renault Group, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen Group, and Volvo Group
  • Visit www.acea.auto for more information about ACEA, and follow us on www.twitter.com/ACEA_auto or www.linkedin.com/company/ACEA/

Contact:

  • Cara McLaughlin, Communications Director, cm@acea.auto, +32 485 88 66 47
  • Ben Kennard, Content Editor and Press Manager, bk@acea.auto, +32 495 61 84 42

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About the EU automobile industry

  • 12.9 million Europeans work in the automotive sector
  • 8.3% of all manufacturing jobs in the EU
  • €392.2 billion in tax revenue for European governments
  • €101.9 billion trade surplus for the European Union
  • Over 7% of EU GDP generated by the auto industry
  • €59.1 billion in R&D spending annually, 31% of EU total
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