Statement on the passing of Sergio Marchionne, former ACEA President

Brussels, 25 July 2018 – The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) expresses its profound sadness on the passing of Sergio Marchionne, the charismatic CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).

“We are deeply shocked to lose one of the longest-standing members of our Board of Directors,” stated ACEA President, Carlos Tavares. “As well as being an inspiring business leader of FCA, Mr Marchionne was highly active within ACEA, where he always showed an incredible passion and energy for our industry, commanding enormous respect from his peers.”

Mr Marchionne was a member of ACEA’s Board since 2004 and served as its President for two two-year terms (2006-2007 and 2012-2013).

ACEA extends its deepest sympathies to Mr Marchionne’s family and the entire FCA team at this very difficult time.

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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
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  • 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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