New director joins JLR board
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has appointed Barbara Bergmeier to the newly-created role of executive director, industrial operations.
She will lead Jaguar Land Rover’s new Industrial Operations organisation, which incorporates the responsibilities currently split across manufacturing, purchasing and supply chain teams.
Bergmeier joins Jaguar Land Rover from Airbus Defence and Space, where she was executive vice president & head of operations. She previously worked for almost 25 years at the BMW Group in international roles including vice president of chassis & drive components and vice president of assembly & logistics.
She said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Jaguar Land Rover at a time of strategic transformation. It is an exciting opportunity to create a fully connected, holistic industrial strategy, supported by the strongest supplier relations, that maximises the quality, efficiency and sustainability of our industrial operations around the world. People are at the heart of any business and, as Jaguar Land Rover pioneers a new era of electrification and digitalisation, I’m delighted to be part of the team contributing to its future success as the company moves to fully embody the modern luxury philosophy in everything it does.”
Thierry Bolloré, chief executive officer, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “We are delighted to welcome Barbara to the executive team in this critical new role that harmonises all the elements of our supply chain. Barbara is a talented leader with immense experience of the challenges within industry. Her natural pursuit of quality and full end-to-end industrial experience, combined with a values-based and people-centric approach to leadership and diversity, will be vital in continuing our own Reimagine journey.”