Linda Jackson (businesswoman)

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Linda Jackson
Linda Jackson, Paris Motor Show 2018, IMG 0265.jpg
Born1959 (age 59–60)
Coventry, West Midlands, England
EducationUniversity of Warwick
TitleCEO, Citroën
TermJune 2014-

Linda Jackson (born 1959) is an English businesswoman and the chief executive officer (CEO) of French carmaker Citroën.[1][2][3]


In 1977, Jackson began working her first job in the auto industry in a temporary position as an accounting clerk at Jaguar.[4][5][6] Later that year, she began working in a clerical position at MG Rover Group.[5][7] During her time at the company, Rover sponsored her through an executive MBA (EMBA) program at Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick. She attended evening classes while working and completed the program between 1988 and 1992.[7]

Jackson held multiple positions in finance and sales at Rover before being named finance director of Rover France in 1998.[6][7]

In 2005, she joined Citroën as finance director. In 2009, she became finance director of Citroën France before serving as the managing director for Citroën UK and Ireland from 2010-2014. In 2014, Jackson became the CEO of Citroën.[5][6] During her time as CEO, Jackson began overseeing a plan to stabilize and secure profitability of the company.[7]

In 2018, Autocar named Jackson the most influential woman in the motor industry.[8][9] Jackson is the first English woman, and third woman overall, to run a major car company.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Jackson grew up in Coventry.[10] She met her late husband, David, at Jaguar while completing her EMBA. He died from cancer in the summer of 2014.[7]


  1. ^ "PSA web-site". Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Citroen appoints Linda Jackson as new CEO". Auto Express. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  3. ^ "Linda Jackson, une patronne chevronnée pour Citroën". Le (in French). Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  4. ^ "Mystery Monday: Citroën Global CEO Linda Jackson discusses life in the driving seat". Goodwood. 2016-09-05. Retrieved 2018-05-09.
  5. ^ a b c "Mystery Monday: Citroën Global CEO Linda Jackson discusses life in the driving seat". Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  6. ^ a b c "Linda Jackson". Automotive News. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  7. ^ a b c d e "How an EMBA fuelled Linda Jackson's drive to become Citroën CEO". Financial Times. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Why Citroen CEO Linda Jackson won Autocar's Great British Women Award | Autocar". Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  9. ^ "Autocar names Citroën Global CEO Linda Jackson the most influential British woman in the motor industry". 2018-06-20. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  10. ^ a b Arlidge, John (2016-08-28). "Meet Linda from Coventry: she's in the driving seat at Citroën". The Sunday Times. ISSN 0956-1382. Retrieved 2018-07-31.