Sergio Marchionne, the Chief Executive Officer of both Chrysler Group LLC and Fiat S.p.A. has been named the Industry Leader of the Year and Europe CEO All-Star by Automotive News. 


“Over the past year, Marchionne has been the most vocal, visible and successful agent of change inside the automotive industry,” the industry publication said in its annual All-Star edition. “His audacity and pedal-to-the-metal approach to reshaping the industry has made him Automotive News' Industry Leader of the Year for 2009,” Automotive News said.


In a separate audio portion, Automotive News said: “Marchionne is changing the culture at Chrysler and putting the company on a new track, with a new brand-driven organization and a robust product plan using Fiat-based models. For his bold and decisive moves, Sergio Marchionne is our choice of Europe CEO All-Star and Industry Leader of the Year.”