Friday, August 30, 2013

Carlos Tavares the Ex #2 to Carlos Ghosn Has Two Options According to Sources. Become Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche Shadow and Succession Choice OR Take a Key Position at Chrysler Working for Sergio Marchionne: Many Ex NISSAN That Went to Chrysler Think VERY Highly of Carlos Tavares Including Those Linked to Doug Betts.

Mr. Tavares is well-regarded in the auto industry. "He is the best up-and-coming [future] CEO," Tom LaSorda, a former president of Chrysler Group LLC who negotiated deals with Mr. Tavares, said earlier this year. "The guy can run any auto company in the industry," Mr. LaSorda said.   The Wall Street Journal

Carlos Tavares a multi lingual auto genius has TWO options according to anonymous sources.  One is “lady in waiting” at Daimler and the other a role at Chrysler. A person connected to Doug Betts said Tavares was the “brain” Ghosn was the “mouth”.....  

Analysts lauded Mr. Tavares for his focus on cost cutting and product innovation. Mr. Tavares has been working to pull Renault out of a punishing price war in Europe by making its cars more alluring and less vulnerable to heavy discounts. Models such as Renault's popular new Captur crossover vehicle suggested Mr. Tavares was having some success.  Jens Schattner, automotive analyst at Macquarie, said he was impressed by Mr. Tavares's "clear determination to favor pricing over volumes."  The Wall Street Journal

Ghosn, who is also the CEO of alliance partner Nissan Motor Co. (7201), turned him down and offered to let him stay as COO, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks were private. Tavares, who would have still reported to Ghosn under his proposal for a broader role, decided instead to seek a top post elsewhere, they said.
Tavares wanted to expand his responsibilities beyond purely operational decision-making to include oversight of areas such as human resources and legal matters, one of the people said. Phone calls and e-mails to Tavares today were not returned.

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