PSA's Executive Committee has unveiled a raft of management changes as it looks to further deploy the Push to Pass Strategic Plan and its Opel / Vauxhall's Pace operation.

Yannick Bezard is appointed executive vice president of the Eurasia Region. Bezard joined Groupe PSA in 1985 and after holding positions in Purchasing, Manufacturing Quality and Engineering departments, he took over the Global Purchasing and Supplier Quality department in 2010.

This new assignment, based in Moscow, aims at continuing the roll out of the Push to Pass plan and accelerating the development of the region. Groupe PSA returned to profitability in Eurasia in 2017, launched a major new product offensive from the beginning of the year and started production of light commercial vehicles in Kaluga in the first quarter. He will replace Christophe Bergerand as of 1 July this year and report to chairman, Carlos Tavares.

Michelle Wen is appointed executive vice president Global Purchasing and Supplier Quality for Groupe PSA and becomes a member of the Groupe PSA Executive Committee. Wen joined Opel in September, 2017 as SVP Purchasing Opel/ Vauxhall and deputy SVP of the Global Purchasing and Supplier Quality department.

In her new mission, based in Poissy and starting on 1 June, she will cover the perimeter of the whole Groupe PSA, and in particular will be responsible for increasing the Group's efficiency and purchasing power. Ultimately, 30% of the expected synergies from the integration of Opel Vauxhall by the Groupe PSA will come from purchasing. She will replace Yannick Bezard and report to Carlos Tavares.

Christophe Bergerand joins Opel in support of the commercial development of the Opel and Vauxhall brands. Following the turnaround of the Groupe PSA's operations in Eurasia, and with his experience in managing countries and retail activities, Christophe Bergerand will bring his expertise to support the commercial ambitions of Opel and Vauxhall, as of 1 July. He will report to Peter Kuspert, managing director sales and marketing Opel.