Fiat has unveiled two new appointments aimed at strengthening emerging markets, as well as its brand and commercial operations.

Andrea Formica is to be the new new head of Fiat brand and commercial, while Lorenzo Sistino will head international operations.

Formica, who has experience with Ford and Toyota, will lead the Fiat brand at Fiat Group Automobiles, replacing Sistino, who will head international operations, keeping his current responsibility for the Fiat professional brand.

Sistino is tasked with developing the business in emerging markets such as China, India and Russia, where Fiat Group Automobiles is expanding.

Formica will also head the commercial function, with responsibility for the sales operations of Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Lancia brands and - in Europe - Chrysler Group LLC's vehicles.