Chief Executive Officer
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.
Sergio Marchionne is Chief Executive Officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Chairman of Ferrari N.V. He is also Chairman and CEO of FCA US LLC and Chairman of CNH Industrial N.V.
Born in Chieti (Italy) in 1952, he has dual Canadian and Italian citizenship. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Philosophy from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Toronto, as well as a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor (Canada). Marchionne is a barrister, solicitor, and chartered accountant.
He began his professional career in Canada. From 1983 to 1985, he worked for Deloitte & Touche. From 1985 to 1988, he was with the Lawson Mardon Group of Toronto. From 1989 to 1990, he served as Executive Vice President of Glenex Industries. From 1990 to 1992, he was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Acklands Ltd. From 1992 to 1994, also in Toronto, he held the position of Vice President of Legal and Corporate Development and CFO of the Lawson Mardon Group. From 1994 to 2000, he covered various positions of increasing responsibility at Algroup, headquartered in Zurich (Switzerland), until becoming its CEO. He then went on to head the Lonza Group Ltd, first as CEO (2000-2001) and then as Chairman (2002).
In February 2002, he became CEO of the SGS Group of Geneva. In March 2006, he was appointed Chairman of the company, a position which he continues to hold. From 2008 to April 2010, he also served as Non-executive Vice Chairman and Senior Independent Director of UBS.
Marchionne became a member of the Fiat S.p.A. Board of Directors in May 2003, and Chief Executive Officer in June 2004. In addition, in June 2009, he was appointed CEO of Chrysler Group LLC (renamed FCA US LLC in December 2014) and, in September 2011, also assumed the role of Chairman. In October 2014, he became CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Chairman of Ferrari S.p.A.
In May 2010, he joined the Board of Directors of Exor S.p.A, and, in May 2015, was appointed Non-executive Vice Chairman. As of September 2013, he is also Chairman of CNH Industrial N.V., the company resulting from the mergers of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. and CNH Global N.V.
He is currently a member of the Board of Philip Morris International Inc. and the Peterson Institute for International Economics, as well as Chairman of the Council for the United States and Italy.
Marchionne is the recipient of: ad honorem degrees in Industrial Engineering and Management from Polytechnic University in Turin (Italy) and in Economics from the University of Cassino (Italy), a Masters honoris causa in Business Administration from the CUOA Foundation (Italy), an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Windsor (Canada) and Walsh College in Troy (Michigan), and honorary doctorates in Business Administration from the University of Toledo Ohio), in Science from Oakland University in Rochester (Michigan), and in Humane Letters from Indiana University Kokomo (Indiana).
Marchionne also holds the honor of Cavaliere del Lavoro.