Stellantis India, a key player in the automotive sector, is gearing up for a significant leadership transition effective January 1st, 2024. Aditya Jairaj, presently serving as the Deputy Managing Director and Head of Jeep® India at Stellantis India, is set to assume the role of CEO and Marketing Director, succeeding Roland Bouchara.
Roland Bouchara, who has been at the helm for six-and-a-half years years, steering the company through pivotal expansions of the Citroën and Jeep® brands, will be transitioning to another crucial function within Europe. His tenure has been marked by notable achievements, including the successful establishment of Citroën in India and his instrumental role as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the brand prior to assuming the CEO position.
Reflecting on his tenure, Roland Bouchara shared, “My journey of over six-and-a-half years with Stellantis India has been one of diverse responsibilities spanning commercial, industrial, and product planning operations. As I step away, I am grateful for the opportunity to have been part of this extraordinary company, and am eager to witness Stellantis India’s continued trajectory towards a bold and dynamic future.”
“As we bid farewell to Roland, we extend a warm welcome to Aditya as he takes on a new role,” said Ashwani Muppasani, COO of Stellantis India & Asia Pacific. “Our unwavering focus is on the future, and we are confident that this transition will usher in new opportunities for growth and innovation for Stellantis India.”
Stellantis India, currently operates three manufacturing plants located in Ranjangaon, Hosur, and Thiruvallur, alongside pivotal hubs in Hyderabad (ICT Hub) and Bengaluru (Software Centre), further solidifies its presence with two R&D centers in Chennai and Pune.
The ongoing “Made in India” initiative by Stellantis stands as a testament to its commitment, with India being the sole country outside North America to locally produce four Jeep nameplates (Wrangler, Compass, Meridian, and Grand Cherokee) and the Citroën C5 Aircross.