Javier Varela

Senior Vice President, Manufacturing & Logistics

Javier Varela

Present position: Senior Vice President Manufacturing and Logistics, Volvo Car Group as of November 1, 2016

Born: 1964

Education: Industrial Engineer, University of Vigo, Spain

Professional experience:

2014 – 2016 Executive Vice President, Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobiles, Kolin, Czech Republic
2011 – 2014 Industrial Director – Site Manager, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Sochaux, France
2010 – 2011 President and CEO, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2007 – 2010 Industrial Director, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Argentina
2003 – 2007 Industrial Strategy Coordinator, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Paris HQ, France
1990 – 2003
Manufacturing, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Vigo, Spain

After obtaining a university degree in industrial engineering, Javier Varela started his professional career at PSA Peugeot Citroën in Vigo, Spain in 1990. He held various positions within Manufacturing until 2003, when he moved to the PSA Peugeot Citroën global headquarters in Paris to work as Industrial Strategy Coordinator, in charge of planning and development for PSA’s global manufacturing facilities. Between 2007 and 2011 he worked in Argentina, first heading up industrial operations in the country and subsequently as CEO of the PSA’s sales company. In 2011, he moved back to France to take charge of PSA’s manufacturing plant in Sochaux. Three years later, in 2014, he was appointed Executive Vice President for Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobile’s operations in Kolin, Czech Republic. Javier Varela will start as Senior Vice President, Manufacturing, Volvo Car Group on November 1, 2016.