More than 80 World Car Awards jurors from 24 countries collectively decided by secret ballot that the automotive industry titan,
Sergio Marchionne, who tragically passed away in the summer of 2018, should be declared the winner of the prestigious
World Car Person of the Year award presented at the Geneva Motor Show today. At the time of his passing in July Mr Marchionne was CEO, FCA; Chairman, CNH Industrial; and Chairman and CEO, Ferrari.
Mike Manley, FCA's recently-appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, warmly received the trophy on behalf of his former boss. "It is an honor for me to receive this recognition from the World Car Awards' jury, made posthumously to Sergio Marchionne. He was not one for pomp or fuss, preferring instead duty to the company he led for 14 years and the nurturing of a leadership team to take his legacy forward. I accept this award in this spirit and with thanks."
New York International Automobile Show
would like to extend our appreciation of Sergio Marchionne as a true champion of the automobile industry and one of its great leaders. Marchionne agreed to be the keynote speaker at the New York Auto Show's inaugural
in 2010 held in conjunction with NADA and IHS Global Insight. His support helped to immediately elevate the program and start it on its successful course. This year's
hosted by J.D. Power, NADA and the New York International Auto Show will take place on April 16 at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan.
THE ROAD TO WORLD CAR:
BEGAN IN PARIS OCTOBER 2, 2018. ENDS IN NEW YORK APRIL 17, 2019.