Stellantis India & Asia Pacific has announced key leadership appointments for its operations both within in India and the region.
Mr. Roland Bouchara, has been appointed to the role of CEO & Managing Director for Stellantis in India with full responsibility for the Jeep and Citroën national sales companies (NSCs), coupled with the Group’s manufacturing operations.
Since 2017, Roland has successfully led the Citroën India operations in his capacity as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the brand. This included end-to-end execution of the recent launch of the Citroën Brand and its first product in India – the new Citroën C5 Aircross.
Dr. Partha Datta, assumes responsibility for Engineering, Design, Research & Development (R&D) operations across the India & Asia Pacific Region. Since 2019, Partha has led FCA India as President and Managing Director, including the successful launch of the new Jeep Compass and locally assembled Jeep Wrangler.
Carl Smiley, Chief Operating Officer, Stellantis India & Asia Pacific, announced the appointments today.
“I’m very pleased to announce both Roland and Partha in their new roles for Stellantis.
“An accomplished international sales and marketing executive, Roland brings a wealth of commercial experience to his new role as CEO & Managing Director in India. He will be responsible for developing and expanding Stellantis’ brands, network and business operations in India – a key growth market of focus for the Company globally.
“With his extensive innovation and product development experience, Partha was the ideal candidate to lead Stellantis’ engineering, design and R&D operations for the region. Partha was instrumental in delivering the Jeep brand’s localized product plan in India and will lead a team focused on delivering the regional product strategy, coupled with identifying and delivering new opportunities for growth,” said Mr. Smiley.
Both Roland and Partha assume their new roles effective immediately.