Effective April 1, 2018, Alain Raposo (pictured) has been appointed Groupe PSA Senior Vice President, Powertrain and Chassis Engineering, and Christian Chapelle as Senior Vice President, Monozukuri Operations, Middle East & Africa.
Raposo will report to Gilles Le Borgne, Executive Vice President, Quality and Engineering and member of the Executive Committee. He has led the Group’s Electric Vehicle Programmes since July 2017.
Christian Chapelle has taken over the Monozukuri1 Operations department for the Middle East & Africa region, his role will be to ensure that the region has the vehicle products, sourcing network, manufacturing resources and supply chain needed to meet the objectives set out in the Push to Pass strategic plan. He will report to Jean Christophe Quémard, Executive Vice President, Middle East & Africa and member of the Executive Board.
1 Monozukuri is a Japanese term for a method of reducing costs across the entire value chain.