Linda Jackson has been appointed as the new CEO of the French automobile manufacturing company Citroen.
Linda, 55, who has been the managing director of Citroen in the UK and Ireland since 2010, will assume her new role from the 1st June. She takes over from Frederik Banzet who is moving to the French holding portfolio company FFE who are also shareholders at PSA Peugeot Citroen.
This is the only the third time that a woman has held the position of CEO at a major automobile manufacturing company. At the beginning of this year General Motors named Mary Barra as their CEO.
LWDLIK - For the French to appoint a Brit to take over their most famous export, after wine, is really a surprise. Let alone her being a woman in a male dominated field. Well done Linda Jackson.