Former Alfa Romeo China MD appointed as head of FCA Korea
Jake Aumann has been appointed as managing director and president of FCA Korea, the importer and distributor of auto brands Fiat, Chrysler and Jeep.
Aumann replaces Pablo Rosso, who was suspended after accusations of sexual harassment emerged last month. The company hasn't confirmed whether Rosso was fired, resigned or has been reassigned.
Aumann, who joined FCA Group in 1999, worked for various teams at the London-based auto company, ranging from marketing to sales and network development. He recently served as managing director of Alfa Romeo in China for two years.
Aumann’s term here will start on Aug. 17.
“We are very pleased to appoint Jake to lead our business in Korea,” said Max Trantini, chief operating officer of the company’s Asia Pacific region.
“He joins at a crucial moment as we strengthen and grow the presence of the Jeep brand in Korea with the Gladiator soon launching in the market.”
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