Automotive Purchasing Weekly 16 March 2015 - page 18

Oliver Zipse tobecomenewBoardof
ManagementMember for Production
12 March 2015 | People
At its meeting, the Supervisory Board of
BMW AG appointed Oliver Zipse as the
new Board of Management Member for
Production, effective from the end of the
Annual General Meeting on May 13.
Zipse will take over from Harald Krüger,
who will become Chairman of the Board
of Management after the Annual General
Oliver Zipse (51) began his career with
the company in 1991 as a trainee and has
since held various management positions.
The designated Board of Management
Member for Production is currently Senior
Vice President of Corporate Planning and
Product Strategy for the BMW Group.
“Oliver Zipse has broad experience within
the BMW Group’s international production
network. This decision ensures continuity
and sets the course for the company’s
ongoing successful development,” said
Prof. Joachim Milberg, Chairman of the
Supervisory Board of BMW AG, after the
meeting. Zipse’s previous roles include
Managing Director of Plant Oxford (UK) and
Senior Vice President of Technical Planning
for Production.
ArnaudDeboeuf appointedAlliance
SeniorVicePresident, Renault-Nissan
13 March 2015 | People
Effective April 1, Arnaud Deboeuf is appointed Alliance Senior Vice President, Renault-
Nissan BV and Alliance CEO Office. He replaces Christian Mardrus, who will report directly
to Alliance Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn.
As announced earlier, Mardrus will
become Senior Vice President and
Chairman of the Management Committee
for Africa, Middle East and India, Nissan. In
his new role, Deboeuf will be responsible
for strengthening and deepening the
cooperation within the Alliance in order to
accelerate each partner’s performance and
Deboeuf will serve as Secretary of
the Renault-Nissan B.V. (RNBV) board
and oversee the ongoing evolution of
the Alliance, which was created in 1999.
RNBV is the equally-owned Renault and
Nissan management company based in
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, responsible
for the Alliance’s mid-to long-term strategy.
The Alliance Board includes four senior
executives from Renault and four senior
executives from Nissan. Deboeuf will join
the Alliance Management Committee,
which was created in April 2014 to
manage the convergence of four major
Renault and Nissan functions: Engineering,
Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management,
Purchasing and Human Resources.
He will also be responsible for the
dedicated Alliance Global Executive Team
within RNBV in charge of accelerating
synergies and best-practice sharing in
other functions. The RNBV team has been
in place since 2009 and is focused on eight
areas today, including product planning,
A-segment development, IS/IT, customs and
trade, and cooperation with Daimler AG.
Deboeuf joined Renault in 1993 as
an engineer in the Process Engineering
Department and later worked in the
Manufacturing Department. From 2004 to
2007, he was Head of Purchasing Strategy
and Cost Control at Renault Samsung Motors
in South Korea.
Upon his return to France in 2007, he
was appointed Deputy Program Director for
Renault’s Entry Range. In 2010, he joined the
Alliance in charge of the Common Module
Family (CMF)-A project. In 2012, he was
promoted to Program Director of Renault’s
Entry Range. Deboeuf is a French national
and has an engineering degree from Ecole
Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des
Ponts et Chaussées in France.
ScaniaappointsnewChief Financial
13 March 2015 | People
Johan Haeggman has been appointed
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Scania and
member of the company’s Executive Board.
He takes up his new position on 1 April.
Johan Haeggman, born in 1960, is
currently Senior Vice President and Head of
Corporate Control and member of Scania’s
management group (Corporate Units). He
joined the company in 1989 as trainee and
took up his first management position in
Johan Haeggman, who has a Master of
Business Administration, has held a number
of managerial positions at Scania. Prior to
his current position, he was Chief Financial
Officer and member of the Executive Board
of Scania Latin America between 2004 and
Dr. ThomasLieb leavesSchenkerAG
12 March 2015 | People
Schenker AG has announced that CEO Dr. Thomas Lieb, 56, will leave the company as of
31 March 2015.
Dr. Thomas Lieb will be resigning from
his position as a member of the Board and
CEO of Schenker AG, in addition to his role
as head of the business unit DB Schenker
Logistics, with immediate effect.
A statement relased by the DB Group
thanked Dr. Lieb for his long and outstanding
commitment and wished him well for the
“He has done a lot for DB Schenker,” said
Dr. Karl-Friedrich Rausch, Director Transport
and Logistics at DB Mobility Logistics AG.
“Under his leadership, the DB Schenker
Logistics business unit expanded its global
network to encompass over 2,000 locations
in more than 140 countries and established
itself as a leading provider of global transport
and logistics solutions in future markets.”
Until the members of Schenker AG’s
board decide on a successor to Dr. Lieb,
Dr. Lutz Freytag, Member of the Board of
Schenker AG, currently responsible for
finance and operations, will take over the
position of CEO temporarily.
SteveZanlunghi appointedHeadof
Jeep for EMEA
11 March 2015 | People
Steve Zanlunghi has been appointed Head
of Jeep Brand for the EMEA (Europe, Middle
East and Africa) region, replacing Chris Ellis,
who will take on new responsibilities within
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).
Steve Zanlunghi will be responsible for
all sales, marketing, product, and network
development operations for the Jeep brand
throughout the EMEA region.
Additionally, Zanlunghi will continue in
his current role of Managing Director, Fiat
Chrysler Automobiles United Kingdom with
operational responsibilities for Ireland.
“It’s an honour for me to lead the iconic
Jeep brand and I look forward to building
on the current successes as we move Jeep
forward to the next level in EMEA,” says
Steve Zanlunghi.
Forty-one year old Zanlunghi brings to
the EMEA role a high level of experience
in sales, marketing and dealer operations.
He has previously held the role of Director,
Chrysler Group Mid-Atlantic Regional
Business Center, and has also worked in
Sales and Commercial Operations, Western
Europe, Fiat SpA, Turin over his 17-year
tenure with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
He holds a BSc in Business Management
with a minor in both International Business
and Finance from Providence College,
Rhode Island.
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