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ACEA appoints Mr Eric-Mark Huitema as New Director General

Auto News - Published on Mon, 09 Sep 2019

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The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association announced the appointment of Mr Eric-Mark Huitema as its new Director General, with effect on 1 October. Mr Huitema will succeed Mr Erik Jonnaert, who is stepping down as Secretary General after six years at the helm of the association, which represents the 15 major Europe-based car, van, truck and bus manufacturers. Mr Huitema a Dutch national, joins ACEA from IBM where he acted as Global Smarter Transportation Leader. Previously he worked in the IT sector, including for internet start-up Chello Benelux, which he co-founded, EDS International and Philips Electronics.

ACEA President and Chairman of the Managing Board of PSA Group, Mr Carlos Tavares said that “As the future of the auto industry is connected and digital, Mr Huitema’s background will be highly relevant to take us through some of the major transformations ahead. On behalf of ACEA’s Board of Directors, I would like to thank Erik Jonnaert for his untiring commitment to the association and our industry over the last very intense years.”

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Mon, 09 Sep 2019
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