Christian Meunier has been appointed as the global president of Jeep effectively immediately. As head of one of Fiat Chrysler's (FCA) brands, he will have a seat at the company's group executive council.
Despite being one of the key profit drivers for FCA, Jeep hasn't had a full-time chief since July 2018 when Mike Manley, its president, was appointed as FCA CEO upon Sergio Marchione's sudden illness and subsequent passing.
In a prepared statement, Manley said: "I am delighted to add Christian to the leadership team we're building to drive FCA forward.
"He brings additional world-class strength and experience to an already proven bench, and I look forward to the continuation of the Jeep brand's growth under his stewardship."
The company is in the middle of developing a new electrified vehicle platform, which will serve as the basis for a new generation of vehicles targeted at the Chinese, American and Asian markets.
Prior to becoming head of Infiniti, Meunier was the brand's head of sales and marketing. He has also served in a similar capacity at Nissan North America, and was president of Nissan Canada and Nissan Brazil.
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