- Roland Bouchara hands over reins to Aditya Jairaj as India CEO & MD
India, 11 December 2023 – Stellantis India today announced the appointment of Aditya Jairaj as CEO and Managing Director with effect from Jan 01, 2024. Aditya currently Deputy Managing Director, Stellantis India and Head – Jeep India, will succeed Roland Bouchara, who will be assigned to another function in Europe after six and a half years of leading Stellantis in India.
Since his appointment as the CEO and MD in 2021, Roland has successfully led Stellantis India’s expansion, playing an instrumental role in establishing a robust foundation for Citroën and Jeep. Prior to 2021, Roland successfully launched Citroën brand in India and led the operations in his capacity as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the brand.
“We express our gratitude to Roland for his leadership and pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction of Stellantis in India during its formative years. As we bid farewell to Roland, we extend a warm welcome to Aditya as he takes on a new role. Our unwavering focus is on the future, and we are confident that this transition will usher in new opportunities for growth and innovation for Stellantis India,” said Ashwani Muppasani, COO- Stellantis India & Asia Pacific.
“Throughout my journey at Stellantis India, I’ve been privileged to witness the dedication and passion of our incredible teams, driving innovation and shaping the future of mobility. Reflecting on my journey of over 6 and a half years with Stellantis India, I have led multi-function operations across commercial, industrial and product planning.”
“As I step away, I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to have been part of this extraordinary company and I’m excited to see Stellantis India continue its path toward a bold and dynamic future,” said Roland Bouchara, outgoing CEO & MD, Stellantis India.
“It’s an honor to lead Stellantis in India. The group is a constellation of some of the most iconic brands in the global automobile landscape, brands that have driven the evolution of the industry. I extend my heartfelt appreciation to Roland for his invaluable contributions. Stepping into this new role, I am dedicated to fostering ongoing growth, innovation, and sustainable progress together with our exceptional teams and partners.” said Aditya Jairaj, CEO & MD, Stellantis India
Stellantis operates three manufacturing plants (Ranjangaon, Hosur, Thiruvallur), an ICT Hub (Hyderabad) & Software Centre (Bengaluru), and two R&D centers in Chennai and Pune. Stellantis’s “Make in India” offensive is ongoing with India being the only country to locally produce four Jeep nameplates outside North America (Wrangler, Compass, Meridian, and Grand Cherokee) and the Citroën C5 Aircross outside France.