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Javier Varela - Senior Vice President Manufacturing and Logistics

Javier Varela – Senior Vice President Manufacturing and Logistics


Present position: Senior Vice President Manufacturing and Logistics, Volvo Car Group as of November 1, 2016


Born: 1964


Education: Industrial Engineer, University of Vigo, Spain


Professional experience:


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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