The president of Seat SA will replace José Vicente De los Mozos (Renault) in the position, who had extended two more years your mandate.
Wayne Griffiths, the chairman of Seat SA, the Spanish automobile company that includes Seat and Cupra, assumes today the presidency of the Spanish Association of Car and Truck Manufacturers (Anfac). The manager will replace today at the head of the Spanish automobile employers association for the next two years to José Vicente de los Mozos, member of the global executive committee of Renault and president of Renault Spain, who was in office since 2018, when he initially assumed the presidency for a period of two years.
The termination of the mandate of De los Mozos should have been produced in 2020
, but the designated person was Luca de Meo who at that time was president of Seat. The
Approved in December
The appointment of Griffiths as president of Anfac, it was approved by the strategy committee of the organization as announced by EL PERIÓDICO last in December , and supposes the presence of the main Spanish automobile company at the head of the employer's association in a key moment for the industrial development of the sector in our country. The opening of the Strategic Project for the Recovery and Economic Transformation (PERTE) of the Automotive Industry
by the Government with funds from the European Union represents a great opportunity for sector growth at a time of full transformation of the automobile with the arrival of electrification and digitization.
Wayne Griffiths is a great defender of the automobile and of the Spanish industry, as he has already shown by leading Seat at a time complicated by the pandemic and the crisis derived from microprocessors. He is president of the company since October 2020 and previously he was commercial executive vice president of Seat and held other positions of responsibility in the Volkswagen group, where he began working in 1989. In fact, Griffiths was already one of the favorite candidates by Herbert Diess to replace Luca de Meo from the first moment.
The new president of Anfac, which has José López Tafall as general director, he has before him the task of leading the role of association in the development and implementation of PERTE, in addition to working to overcome other challenges such as the revision of the automobile taxation , pending issues that are on the table p for the government to make some kind of determination.
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