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Change in the CLEPA top-management - Message from CLEPA President


29 Apr 2014


Trade & Society

From 30th April 2014, following the departure of CLEPA’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Jean-Marc Gales, Mr Arnaud de David-Beauregard, CLEPA’s President, will act as CLEPA’s Chief Executive Officer ad-interim, until the appointment of a new CEO.

"At the helm of an experienced and efficient team, Jean-Marc has been instrumental in reinforcing CLEPA’s position as the leading European automotive supplier association. We are thankful to Jean-Marc for his invaluable contribution to CLEPA’s operations and wish him every success for his future career plans", says Arnaud de David-Beauregard.

At present CLEPA has a record membership of 112 of the world’s foremost automotive suppliers, 12 national trade associations and 13 associate members.


Note to Editors

CLEPA is the European Association of Automotive Suppliers. 112 of the world's most prominent suppliers for car parts, systems and modules and 25 National trade associations and European sector associations are members of CLEPA, representing more than 3 thousand companies, employing more than 5 million people and covering all products and services within the automotive supply chain. Based in Brussels, Belgium, CLEPA is recognized as the natural discussion partner by the European Institutions, United Nations and fellow associations (ACEA, JAMA, MEMA, etc).

Facts about the European automotive industry

  • Some 12 million people are employed in the European automotive industry
  • European automotive suppliers employs directly 5 million people
  • European automotive suppliers invest €18bn in RDI per year. They are one of the biggest private investors into research and innovation
  • Per year, 16 million vehicles are manufactured in Europe, contributing to the stability and growth of the European economy

For more information, please contact: 

Mrs Amalia Di Stefano, CLEPA Deputy CEO, Tel.: +32 2 743 91 35  

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