Effective immediately, Alfredo Altavilla is appointed Chief Operating Officer, EMEA. Altavilla replaces Gianni Coda who is retiring after 33 years of dedicated service with various businesses within Fiat and Fiat Industrial. Altavilla will continue to coordinate Business Development activities for the Group.
“I want to express my sincere appreciation for the unwavering dedication and service to Fiat and Fiat Industrial that Gianni has exhibited over the many years with our Groups. He has shown exemplary leadership as he filled various roles across the world, and in particular, during his last 8 years with me as head of Group Purchasing and more recently as Chief Operating Officer, EMEA region. The men and women of Fiat Chrysler and Fiat Industrial owe him a great debt of gratitude”, said Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat S.p.A.
“I join Sergio Marchionne in expressing my gratitude, also on behalf of my family, for the outstanding contribution and dedication that Gianni Coda has exhibited towards the Fiat companies”, added John Elkann, Chairman of Fiat S.p.A.