Fiat Chrysler's appointments
An announcement has been made by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. in relation to the company's leadership structure. Daphne Zheng will be taking over as the chief operating oficer of China and Paul Alcala is now chief operating officer of the Asia Pacific region. Davide Mele has been appointed as Deputy COO for Latin America, reporting to Stefan Ketter who is the COO of Latin America and FCA's chief manufacturing officer. Zheng has been with FCA for more than eight years, most recently served as the managing director of the Sales Joint Venture in China with Guangzhou Automotive Group. Alcala is a 29-year veteran of FCA, most recently served as the head of China Developments for the Manufacturing and Sales Joint Ventures in China with GAC. Mele most recently served as the Head of FCA Group Controlling. Both Zheng and Alcala will join the Group Executive Council of FCA which is chaired by the chief executive and is the highest management body. Mike Manley who has led the Asia Pacific region until now, will continue serving on the GEC and as the Head of Jeep and Ram brands globally.