Fiat Chrysler appoints JLR's Kevin Flynn to head Indian opertions

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India today said it had appointed Kevin Flynn as its new president and managing director, effective immediately, replacing Nagesh Basavanhalli, who had left the company in December to pursue other interests.

Kevin Flynn to head Fiat Chrysler's Indian opertionsFlynn is a veteran of the automobile industry with 30 years of international and multi-brand experience. He joins FCA from Jaguar Land Rover, where he served as Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover South Africa & Sub Sahara Africa.

“Flynn is a strong, strategic and dynamic leader with the ability to shape brand and business culture. With his breadth of experience and focus on customer experience, we are confident that Kevin will drive FCA India into the next phase of growth,” said John Kett, vice president and general manager, APAC Operations at FCA.

Flynn will be responsible for strengthening the overall sales of the Fiat brand in India and the new brands that will be introduced in the country.  His role also includes the management of service, parts and customer care across more than 132 dealerships in 98 cities across 24 states in India.

Fiat will be introducing the Abarth brand in 2015, which will have its own brand identity.

FCA designs, engineers, manufactures, distributes and sells vehicles under the Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Lancia, Ram, SRT brands as well as luxury cars under the Ferrari and Maserati brands.

FCA also has a presence in the components sector, through Magneti Marelli and Teksid, and in the production systems sector, through Comau and in after-sales services and products under the Mopar brand name.