Tier 1 listed automotive OEM, sales €1b
General Manager of POWERTRAIN DIVISION, then (in addition) General Manager of CLOSING SYSTEMS DIVISION.
MD of UK and Spain subsidiaries, INTERNATIONAL Director then COO, M&A manager, finally member of Group EXECUTIVE BOARD
- Major role in Group return to profit in 2001/02 by turning around over 3 months the powertrain division and UK subsidiary which both generated a 15% operating losses
- Major role in the Group’s successful weathering of the 2008 crisis by turning around the division and Spanish subsidiary and surviving weeks with no revenue.
- Leading role in acquisitions and integration of US company in 2011. It was nearly bankrupt and has become the main cash cow for the Group.
- Spearheaded international expansion (43 plants in 19 countries).
Member of the Strategic Committee, director/chairman of numerous subsidiaries/JVs Market capitalisation increased ten-fold.