For the past two years, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne has been taunting the automotive press with retiring after 2018. Many of the automotive media have the questioned him about who is successor would be, especially this past month at the company’s “Capital Markets Day” event to discuss the company’s next 5-year plan. However, Marchionne has been very quiet about who he’s successor would be.
Many people assumed that his successor would be FCA Executive Director John Elkann, who holds several titles in the company as well as being an heir to the majority holder (the Angelli Family) of the company. Many other automotive sources said that Marchionne was looking for someone outside the company to man the helm after his departure, while many inside the company said that FCA Canada and former brand CEO Reid Bigland and Ram and Jeep CEO Mike Manley were in line for the top job.
To read the rest of the article click here to see it on MoparInsiders.