From February 1st, Carlos Zarlenga replaces Mark Stewart as Stellantis COO (Chief Operations Officer) in North America. Zarlenga is a seasoned leader with more than a decade of automotive experience in EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America, together with a strong financial background. He joined Stellantis in 2022 as President of Stellantis Mexico, delivering a year-on-year improvement in sales performance, market share and AOI.

Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares on the appointment of Carlos Zarlenga

“In the very demanding North American market with many obstacles to overcome in order to foster the performance of the Company, Carlos Zarlenga is the best leader among our talent pool to replace Mark Stewart and to drive the change in our business model towards electrification in the region. Carlos Zarlenga has demonstrated his ability to bring together and unite diverse teams and to deliver the expected results,” said Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis. “I would like to thank Mark Stewart for his contribution to this role after a three-year cycle, corresponding to the date of creation of Stellantis and I wish him the best in his new position.”

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