Midrand – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announces the appointment of the new CEO and MD of Fiat Group Automobiles South Africa (Pty) Ltd, importer of Fiat, Fiat Professional, Abarth and Alfa Romeo brands and Chrysler South Africa (Pty) Ltd, importer of Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brands.
Robin van Rensburg joined the company from 1 January 2017 and succeeds Marco Melani as CEO and MD. Robin brings with him over 20 years of automotive expertise and experience, having worked with numerous premium automotive brands.
FCA South Africa’s new CEO commented, “I am really excited to join the FCA Group and work with such exciting brands, especially during such an interesting product cycle. 2017 is set to be monumental for our brands with product introductions like the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Abarth 124 Spider and 595, Fiat Tipo and the extension of the Fiat Professional Fullback range. I look forward to adding a South African touch to the proudly Italian and American brands.”
Outgoing CEO and MD, Marco Melani returns to FCA Head Office in Turin, Italy resuming his current responsibility for Marketing for Africa.
About FCA Group
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), the seventh-largest automaker in the world, designs, engineers, manufactures and sells passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, components and production systems worldwide.
The Group’s automotive brands are Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Abarth, Fiat Professional, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Mopar, the parts and service brand. In addition, the Group provides retail and dealer finance, leasing and rental services in support of the car business through subsidiaries, joint ventures and commercial agreements with specialised financing services providers.
FCA South Africa has a dealer network in South Africa responsible for the sales and service of all FCA brands, whilst also having representation in 7 countries within the East African territory.