Changes at the top for two of the brands of the group PSA: Citroen and DS have two new managing directors. Vincent Cobee will replace Linda Jackson as CEO of Citroen, but the quotas will be maintained thanks to the arrival of Beatrice Foucher, the choice for succession to Yves Bonnefont. Interestingly, both managers have come from the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Linda Jackson, from his song, it will remain in the PSA group: director of the british will deal with the differentiation between the brands of the group, answering directly to the CEO of PSA, Carlos Tavares. This is a very important role if seen in the broader perspective of the merger with FCA-PSA, which will result in the coexistence of more than ten marks.
Cobee is part of the Citroen by October 2019: previously, Cobee has worked for Mitsubishi, before leaving the company due to restructuring of the Renault-Nissan Alliance following the arrest of Carlos Ghosn in Japan for fiscal fraud and breach of trust aggravated. Cobee has worked for 17 years in the framework of the Covenant, in particular with Nissan.
As well as Jackson, also Bonnefort will remain in the PSA: for him, an important role in view of the merger with FCA: taking care of the search for new synergies for cost containment. Foucher, formerly deputy director of the DS, has the experience in Renault as head of electric cars: it was she who was to coordinate the launch of the Zoe.