India & Asia Pacific has announced key leadership appointments for its
operations both within in India and the region. Roland Bouchara, has been appointed to the
role of CEO &Managing Director for Stellantis in India with full
responsibility for the Jeep and Citroën national sales companies (NSCs),
coupled with the Group’s manufacturing operations.
2017, Roland has successfully led the Citroën India operations in his capacity
as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the brand. This included
end-to-end execution of the recent launch of the Citroën Brand and its first
product in India – the new Citroën C5 Aircross.
has a strong and diverse experience in international automotive & consulting
businesses. Prior to joining Groupe PSA in 2017, Roland held several key
leadership positions at Renault including, Managing Director UK, Head of Europe
NSCs (Germany, UK, Spain &Italy) and SVP Sales &Marketing for Asia
Pacific and China.
Partha Datta, assumes responsibility for Engineering, Design, Research
&Development (R&D) operations across the India & Asia Pacific
Region. Since 2019, Partha has led FCA India as President and Managing
Director, including the successful launch of the new Jeep Compass and locally
assembled Jeep Wrangler.
joined FCA in 1999 as an engineer. Over the past twenty years, he has worked in
senior leadership positions across international industrial and commercial
operations, governance, business development projects, engineering and vehicle
integration. During his tenure at FCA, Partha was also the Director of
Technical Centres in Chennai and Pune, as well as the Head of Product
Engineering in China.
Smiley, Chief Operating Officer, Stellantis India & Asia Pacific, announced
the appointments. “I’m very pleased to announce both Roland and Partha in their
new roles for Stellantis. An
accomplished international sales and marketing executive, Roland brings a
wealth of commercial experience to his new role as CEO & Managing Director
in India. He will be responsible for developing and expanding Stellantis’
brands, network and business operations in India - a key growth market of focus
for the Company globally.
his extensive innovation and product development experience, Partha was the
ideal candidate to lead Stellantis’ engineering, design and R&D operations
for the region. Partha was instrumental in delivering the Jeep brand’s
localized product plan in India and will lead a team focused on delivering the
regional product strategy, coupled with identifying and delivering new
opportunities for growth,” said Smiley. Both Roland and Partha assume their new
roles effective immediately.
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