Carlos Tavares, Chairman of Groupe PSA, has been named Top Car Person of the Year by the World Car of The Year judges, and I think it's a well-deserved accolade.
I can't think of any other current automotive industry leader who deserves this title more.
Tavares is clear-sighted, no bullshit, ruthless, but relaxed, and has not only an enviable reputation, but he has built a stable empire out of disparate parts, which is no mean feat.
I know from my own 'moles' that Carlos Ghosn and Carlos Tavares were considered a formidable team at Renault.
Whilst I originally had doubts about the decision to acquire GM's European operations, the fact that he got it at a big discount reveals his negotiating skills, as well as his prescience.
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