Turin, Italy – Fiat has appointed Sergio Cravero as chief executive officer of Alfa Romeo Automobiles. The appointment comes as the group finalizes plans overhauling its in-house management structure.

Among other activities, Cravero will control development of product concepts, coordinating product development of individual models and determining product initiatives for the Fiat, Lancia and Alfa Romeo brands.

Full details of who will take head positions are; Cravero, joining Lorenzo Sistino (Fiat); Olivier François (Lancia); Lorenzo Sistino (Fiat Professional, light commercials; and Harald Wester, who continues in his role as chief technical officer for Fiat Group and CEO of Maserati, as head of company brands.