Javier Varela – Senior Vice President Manufacturing and Logistics
Present position: Senior Vice President Manufacturing and Logistics, Volvo Car Group as of November 1, 2016
Education: Industrial Engineer, University of Vigo, Spain
2014 – 2016 Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobiles, Executive Vice President, Kolin, Czech Republic
2011 – 2014 Industrial Director – Site Manager, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Sochaux, France
2010 – 2011 President and CEO, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2007 – 2010 Industrial Director, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Argentina
2003 – 2007 Industrial Strategy Coordinator, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Paris HQ, France
1990 – 2003 Manufacturing, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Vigo, Spain
After obtaining a university degree in industrial engineering, Javier Varela started his professional career at PSA Peugeot Citroën in Vigo, Spain in 1990. He held various positions within Manufacturing until 2003, when he moved to the PSA Peugeot Citroën global headquarters in Paris to work as Industrial Strategy Coordinator, in charge of planning and development for PSA’s global manufacturing facilities. Between 2007 and 2011 he worked in Argentina, first heading up industrial operations in the country and subsequently as CEO of the PSA’s sales company. In 2011, he moved back to France to take charge of PSA’s manufacturing plant in Sochaux. Three years later, in 2014, he was appointed Executive Vice President for Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobile’s operations in Kolin, Czech Republic. Javier Varela will start as Senior Vice President Manufacturing, Volvo Car Group on November 1, 2016.
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