Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne receives major international award

Marchionne To Receive Global Leadership Award; Named President of European OEM group

Sergio Marchionne, chairman and CEO, Chrysler Group and CEO of Fiat S.p.A, will receive the 2011 Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Leadership Award tomorrow night in New York City. In addition, he has been elected president of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.

Marchionne will receive his award from the Business Council for International Understanding at a gala being held at the New York Public Library. The Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), a non-profit U.S. business association dedicated to forging relationships and promoting dialogue between business and government communities across the globe.

When Marchionne picks up his award, he will have a new title on his resume. Chrysler announced today on its media website blog that the Board of Directors of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) has elected Marchionne as the association’s President for 2012. “The year 2012 will be challenging especially if the instability in the Eurozone would not be addressed,” said Marchionne. “Our association will further focus its work on three main issues: European industrial policy; sustainable mobility and transport; and international trade relations. These issues are all closely linked as the industry’s capacity to invest and innovate depends on a strong, competitive manufacturing base in Europe.” Marchionne takes over from Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Division, who served as ACEA President in 2010 and 2011.

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