Italian-Canadian manager Sergio Marchionne is widely known for turning around Italian automotive group Fiat and, recently, for pulling the US automotive group Chrysler out of bankruptcy. At present, he holds several roles of importance, including serving as CEO of Fiat S.p.A., chairman and CEO of Chrysler Group LLC, and chairman of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. and its principal subsidiary CNH.
Marchionne has been elected Chairman of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association for 2012 (first elected in January 2006). He is also the chairman of Swiss-based SGS, is on the Board of Directors of cigarette and tobacco producer Philip Morris International and was a member of the Board of Directors of the global banking group UBS for a number of years up to 2010, appointed vice chairman (non-executive) in February 2008. He is also a member of the Peterson Institute for International Economics as well as Chairman of the Italian Branch of the Council for the United States and Italy.