Carlos Tavares re-elected ACEA president for 2019
The Board of Directors of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has re-elected Carlos Tavares as its president for the second year running.
Tavares, who is chairman of the Managing Board of Groupe PSA, was elected unanimously to lead ACEA for a second year, on the proposal of the Board of Directors.
It marks the last year that Tavares can serve as election, in line with ACEA rules that presidents can only be re-elected once.
Carlos Tavares was a graduate of Ecole Centrale de Paris and held a number of different positions with the Renault Group from 1981 to 2004, before joining Nissan where he served as executive vice president, chairman of the management committee Americas and president of Nissan North America from 2009. He was named group chief operating office of Renault in 2011, before joining PSA in 2014 as CEO and chairman; he’s since been credited as having transformed the car group.
His re-election for 2019 comes as the European auto industry faces challenges, including reaching agreement on CO2 targets for cars and vans up to 2030 and on the future shape of new vehicle safety standards, through to Brexit and ongoing air quality concerns.