Leithe to oversee the group’s portfolio of exciting brands including Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Ram and Mopar in the region.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has appointed Markus Leithe as Managing Director of its Middle East operations, responsible for overseeing the group’s portfolio of exciting brands including Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Ram and Mopar in the region.
Markus brings to the role over two decades of experience in the automotive industry across Europe and the Middle East for several major global automotive brands including INFINITI and General Motors. In his most recent role, Markus was the Managing Director of International Markets for INFINITI Motor Company, holding full operational responsibility for the Middle East and Africa, Russia and Eastern Europe as well as Asian markets (outside China).
“I couldn’t be more excited to be joining FCA ME – it is truly an honor and a privilege to be asked to lead such a world-class and important business,” said Leithe. “The FCA brands have a global legacy of being industry-shapers in their segments, and I look forward to building on that in the Middle East region where there is so much potential for our group. I strongly believe that with a relentless focus on our customers and a willingness to challenge ourselves and take bold decisions we can always retain our position as the customers’ champion.”
Markus holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in International Business, Trade & Commerce from the Vienna University of Economics and Business.