Sustainability To Drive Jaguar Land Rover Strategy With New Executive Appointment And Reorganisation
Sustainability is a central theme driving Jaguar Land Rover’s Reimagine vision of Modern Luxury by Design. François Dossa joins as Executive Director, Strategy & Sustainability to develop a team that will help shape clean mobility, sustainable value chains and the digital transformation of the Company into a services provider.
Jaguar Land Rover has created two new senior roles within its leadership team to accelerate the role sustainability plays as a strategic driver for its Reimagine vision.
The newly formed Strategy & Sustainability team will collate, and build-upon, existing cross-function capabilities in mobility services, sustainability, and digitalisation, to accelerate the company’s strategic intent around clean mobility and connectivity.
Reporting directly to Thierry Bolloré, Jaguar Land Rover’s Chief Executive Officer, the team will be headed by Executive Director, François Dossa, who joins the company with extensive experience in developing sustainable value chains, circular economy and digital ecosystems and services.
As part of the company’s drive for ‘greater collaboration and knowledge sharing from within’, Hanno Kirner, who previously led the Corporate & Strategy function, has been appointed to the position of Executive Director, Tata Group Synergy Programmes, to leverage wider Group capabilities and value creation.
The reorganisation will play a key role in delivering Jaguar Land Rover’s Reimagine strategy: a sustainability-rich reimagination of modern luxury by design, unique customer experiences, and positive societal impact. The strategy is designed to help Jaguar Land Rover achieve zero tailpipe emissions by 2036 and net zero carbon emissions across supply chain, products and operations by 2039.
Thierry Bolloré, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover, commented: “These appointments are true milestones in bringing Reimagine to reality. It is enables us to place sustainability at the centre of everything we do and deliver our full digitalisation as we transform into a true modern luxury business.”
“This means we will lead on clean energy and continue to advance our role in the circular economy; together with our partners we will design a new quality benchmark in environmental, societal and community impact for a luxury business.”
François’ most recent role was Senior Vice President, Transformation and Organisation for Groupe Renault, focusing on the creation of solutions and systems to shape the future of mobility. He also chaired Alliance Ventures as Alliance Global VP, Ventures and Open Innovation – a fund that grew to include three ‘unicorns’.
Mr Bolloré, added: “François brings a deep capability in creating the sustainable ecosystems that will be critical to our future, and to the creation of new partnerships and innovative approaches to enable growth and capture future, sustainable value chains.”