Stellantis Announces New Middle East Leadership Team

by BTM

Tue, 06 February 2024

Stellantis Announces New Middle East Leadership Team

Stellantis, one of the world’s leading automakers, has announced a new leadership team for its Middle East operations, as the company aims for regional market leadership by 2030 as part of its Dare Forward 2030 Strategy for the Middle East and Africa (MEA). 

With ambitious targets across industrial, commercial, product, digitisation, aftermarket and purchasing fields – including moving from 25 percent to over 70 percent regional production autonomy – the group is strengthening its aims to become the regional market leader in climate change with a vehicle mix of 25 percent Electric Vehicles (EVs) across its portfolio of iconic American and European brands in MEA by 2030. 

Slaven Klarin-Smiljanic, formerly Chief Financial Officer for the Middle East, takes the helm as Group Managing Director for Stellantis Middle East. Klarin-Smiljanic will be fully focused on the aims of Dare Forward 2030 strategy for the region. Thomas Odier, who brings two decades of experience to his role, has been appointed as the new Managing Director of European Brands. Rakesh Nair continues in his role as Managing Director of American Brands, managing a portfolio which includes Stellantis’ biggest selling brands in the region, Jeep.