Michael Manley (CEO)

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Michael Manley
Michael Manley - FCA Genf 2019 1Y7A5324.jpg
Born (1964-03-06) 6 March 1964 (age 57)
EducationLondon South Bank University (BSc)
Ashridge Management College (MBA)
OccupationHead of North American operations, Stellantis

Michael Manley, often known as Mike Manley (born 6 March 1964)[1] is a British businessman, current managing director of the North American operations of Stellantis. He was appointed as CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in July 2018, following the announcement that previous CEO Sergio Marchionne would step down due to health reasons. Prior to being named CEO, Manley had served as head of FCA's Jeep division since 2009.


Manley was educated as an engineer and started his career as a trainee at car financing company Swan National. He continued his career working at Renault and Peugeot dealerships, before moving on to Lex Autosales car dealerships.[2] In 2000, Lex Autosales was bought by DaimlerChrysler UK,[3] and Manley was appointed director of Network Development for Daimler Chrysler UK, but was transferred to the United States in 2003. In 2008, he became Executive Vice-President of planning and sales for Chrysler followed by COO for the Asia region. In 2009, Manley became the CEO of the Jeep division, a position which he held with FCA since the merger with Fiat, with the addition of becoming responsible for RAM.[4] During his tenure, Jeep sales rose from 320,000 vehicles in 2009 to 1.23 million in 2015.[5] Manley said being appointed the head of Jeep was 'the turning point of his career'.[1]

On 21 July 2018 Manley was appointed CEO of FCA,[4] as Sergio Marchionne stepped down for medical reasons.[6] During his first year as CEO he has been noted for attracting FCA outsiders and automobile industry outsiders for management positions and for untangling the management structure of FCA.[7]

In December 2020 it was announced that Manley will lead the North American operations of Stellantis, once the FCA-PSA merger is finalized.[8]


Manley has been described as a workaholic who is demanding of his co-workers and is not fond of the media.[9] Manley considers PSA CEO Carlos Tavares a friend and has known him for 10 years.[10]

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  1. ^ a b Sclaunich, Greta. "Fca, chi è Mike Manley, il successore di Marchionne".
  2. ^ Auto Express: Mike Manley replaces Sergio Marchionne as boss of Fiat Chrysler | Auto Express, accessdate: 22. July 2018
  3. ^ Citywire: Lex sells autosales division for £17.95m - Citywire, accessdate: 22. July 2018
  4. ^ a b "Michael Manley - FCA Group". www.fcagroup.com.
  5. ^ a b Auto Express: Hall of Fame 2016: Mike Manley | Auto Express, accessdate: 22. July 2018
  6. ^ Bloomberg: Fiat Names Jeep Chief Manley to Replace Ailing CEO Marchionne - Bloomberg, accessdate: 22. July 2018
  7. ^ https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/fiat-chrysler-recruits-outsiders-manley-reshuffles
  8. ^ "FCA CEO Mike Manley will run Americas for Stellantis after PSA merger". Autoblog. Retrieved 2020-12-21.
  9. ^ Garsten, Ed. "An Inside View On Fiat Chrysler's New CEO Mike Manley: Tough, Focused And Right For The Job".
  10. ^ https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/manley-and-friend-tavares-kept-alive-fca-psa-merger-talks
  11. ^ Automotive Hall of Fame (30 August 2016). "Michael Manley speech - Automotive Hall of Fame" – via YouTube.
  12. ^ 2016 Detroit Free Press Automotive Difference Maker awards winners: 2016 Detroit Free Press Automotive Difference Maker awards winners, accessdate: 22. July 2018