Stellantis, a leading automobile manufacturer, has announced the appointment of Aditya Jairaj as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director for the India region, effective from January 1, 2024.
Aditya, presently fulfilling the role of Deputy MD for India and Head of Jeep India since April 2023, is set to take over from Roland Bouchara. Roland assumed the position of CEO and MD of Stellantis India in 2021 after serving the company for six years, starting as the Senior VP of Marketing and Sales in 2017.
With over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry, Aditya’s wealth of expertise is crucial for the company’s growth and innovation in the region. Before his current role, he spent over six years as the Head of Electric Vehicles Strategy and Transformation at Nissan Motor Corporation. Aditya has held key positions in esteemed automobile organizations such as Infiniti Motor and Alchemy Energy, and he interned at Jaguar Land Rover North America. Early in his career, he gained valuable experience at Ernst & Young and TVS Motor Company.
Upon assuming his role, Aditya said, “It’s an honour to lead Stellantis in India. The group is a constellation of some of the most iconic brands in the global automobile landscape, brands that have driven the evolution of the industry. I extend my heartfelt appreciation to Roland for his invaluable contributions. Stepping into this new role, I am dedicated to fostering ongoing growth, innovation, and sustainable progress together with our exceptional teams and partners.”
Extending wishes to the new CEO and exiting CEO, Ashwani Muppasani, COO of Stellantis India & Asia Pacific, stated, “We express our gratitude to Roland for his leadership and pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction of Stellantis in India during its formative years. As we bid farewell to Roland, we extend a warm welcome to Aditya as he takes on a new role. Our unwavering focus is on the future, and we are confident that this transition will usher in new opportunities for growth and innovation for Stellantis India.”
The exiting CEO, Roland expressed, “Throughout my journey at Stellantis India, I’ve been privileged to witness the dedication and passion of our incredible teams, driving innovation and shaping the future of mobility. Reflecting on my journey of over 6 and a half years with Stellantis India, I have led multi-function operations across commercial, industrial, and product planning. As I step away, I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to have been part of this extraordinary company, and I’m excited to see Stellantis India continue its path toward a bold and dynamic future.”