Volvo Cars Group has appointed Jesus Fernandez de Mesa as Managing Director of the recently created Importers Organization within Europe, Middle East and Africa Region.
Fernandez de Mesa brings with him a wealth of experience from Sales, Business and Dealer Development within various international roles within the Volvo Car Group. He has worked in a variety of areas such as retail, national sales companies and headquarters/regions. His most recent experience has been within EMEA, specifically the Western European region where as a Market Area Director, he took care of several European markets including France, Italy, Germany, UK and Sweden.
Prior to joining the Head Office in Gothenburg, Sweden, Fernandez de Mesa has held the position of Commercial Director in Volvo Car Spain after which he became the Managing Director of Volvo Car Mexico.
“I am excited and honoured to take on this new responsibility within Volvo Cars Group. The EMEA region is an important one for our company and we have great plans to further develop it along with our partners and importers.” said Fernandez de Mesa.
The new organization will oversee the operations for all Importer Markets within Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, which includes 23 importers representing Volvo Cars in 35 countries.
Frank Versaevel, VP International Region, EMEA commented, “Fernandez de Mesa’s background fully supports his nomination to undertake the further development of Volvo Cars’ private importer business within EMEA. As we remain on track for a fourth consecutive year of record sales globally, I believe that this positive momentum will be reflected and amplified in MENA markets as well.”
Emre Karaer, currently General Manager of MENA & CIS Region, will be become Market Area Director within the International Region. He will be in charge of starting up new markets to join Volvo Cars network along with leading strategic initiatives and business development projects.
The decision to build an empowered organization, which supports the Importers within EMEA further confirms Volvo Cars’ commitment to the growth in the EMEA region.