PSA chief wins global gong

Carlos Tavares, CEO of PSA Group, has been named 2020 World Car Person of the Year at the World Car Awards.

The awards are voted for by jurors from 24 countries

Tavares was the jurors’ choice over several other auto industry executives, engineers, designers and entrepreneurs from all around the globe. His accomplishments include returning the company to profitability, returning Opel to profitability, and negotiating a merger of PSA and FCA that will create the fourth-largest automaker in the world by volume.

He has also steered the integration of electrification and mobility and strengthening market development in China and beyond.

He said: “It is a great honour to receive this prestigious award which I wish to dedicate to all the employees of the Groupe PSA, to its responsible and demanding social partners and to the supervisory board which guarantees effective governance. Because among our values ‘win together, agility, efficiency’ includes the strength of the collective power, it is in the name all of us that I accept your honour with humility.”

The World Car Person of the Year award is just one of six awards handed out annually by the World Car Awards. The awards were inaugurated in 2003, and officially launched in January 2004.