Sergio Marchionne

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Sergio Marchionne

"Born in Chieti in 1952, he has dual Canadian and Italian citizenship. He is a barrister, solicitor and chartered accountant.

"He began his professional career in Canada. From 1983 to 1985, he worked as an accountant and tax specialist for Deloitte & Touche. From 1985 to 1988, he was Group Controller and then Director of Corporate Development at the Lawson Mardon Group of Toronto. In 1989 and 1990, he served as Executive Vice President of Glenex Industries.

"From 1990 to 1992, he was Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Acklands Ltd. From 1992 to 1994, also in Toronto, he held the position of Vice President of Legal and Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer of the Lawson Group, which was acquired by Alusuisse Lonza (Algroup) in 1994.

"Between 1994 and 2000, he covered various positions of increasing responsibility at Algroup, headquartered in Zurich, until becoming Chief Executive Officer. He then went on to head the Lonza Group Ltd, following its demerger from Algroup, first as Chief Executive Officer (2000-2001) and then as Chairman (2002).

"In February 2002, he became Chief Executive Officer of the SGS Group of Geneva, a world leader in the area of inspection, verification, testing and certification services. In March 2006, he was appointed Chairman of the company, a position which he continues to hold. He was non-executive Vice Chairman and Senior Independent Director of UBS from 2008 until April 2010.

"He has been a member of the Board of Fiat S.p.A. since May 2003 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1 June 2004. In February 2005, he was also appointed Chief Executive Officer of Fiat Group Automobiles and, in April 2006, Chairman of CNH Case New Holland, the Fiat Group company operating in the agricultural and construction equipment business.

"In June 2009, he also became Chief Executive Officer of Chrysler Group LLC.

"In May 2010, he joined the Board of Directors of Exor.

"He is a member of the Board of Philip Morris International Inc. and a member of the General Council of Confindustria, of Assonime (the association of Italian corporates), of Unione Industriale di Torino (Employers’ Association of Turin) and of ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association). He is also member of the Board of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Chairman of the Italian Branch of the Council for the United States and Italy.

"He is a permanent member of the Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli.

"Mr. Marchionne is a recipient of: an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor, a degree in Economics honoris causa from the University of Cassino, a Master’s degree honoris causa from the CUOA Foundation and a degree ad honorem in Industrial Engineering and Management from Polytechnic University in Turin.

"Mr. Marchionne also holds the honour of Cavaliere del Lavoro." [1]

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  1. Sergio Marchionne, Fiat, accessed July 26, 2010.