Partner Associations

ACEA

European Automobile Manufacturers' Association

www.acea.be

What is ACEA?

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), founded in 1991, represents the interests of the sixteen European car, truck and bus manufacturers at EU level.

Its membership consists of the major international automobile companies, working together in an active association to ensure effective communication and negotiation with legislative, commercial, technical, consumer, environmental and other interests. The members of ACEA are competitors in the automobile market place and support free and fair competition as a trade policy and a legal concept.

ACEA is an Economic Interest Grouping. Its headquarters are based in Brussels and made up of the Secretary General and the Secretariat. In 1995 and 2004, ACEA opened additional offices in Tokyo and Beijing.

The Board of Directors is composed of the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the automobile companies which are members of the Grouping. The Board has authority to take decisions on all relevant issues and elects, within its circle, a President for one year, with the possibility of re-election once. The decisions of the Board are prepared by a Joint Committee, composed of senior executives of the members and chaired by the Secretary General. If needed, specific issues may be discussed beforehand by a more specialised Committee.

The input is coming from 25 working groups, made up of experts from member companies, which also allows ACEA to have a permanent contact with the real life of industry.

ACEA Board of Directors

The Presidency of the Board of Directors is currently held by Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

BMW Group Norbert Reithofer
Chairman of the Board of Management
DAF Trucks N.V. Harrie Schippers
President
DAIMLER AG Dieter Zetsche
Chairman of the Board of Management 
Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars
FIAT S.p.A. Sergio Marchionne
CEO FIAT S.p.A.
FORD of Europe Stephen Odell
Chairman & CEO
GENERAL MOTORS Europe Nick Reilly
President
JAGUAR LAND ROVER Carl-Peter Forster
CEO TATA Motors Group
MAN Truck & Bus Georg Pachta-Reyhofen
CEO
Dr. Ing. h.c.F. PORSCHE AG Matthias Müller
Chairman of the Board of Management
PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN Philippe Varin
Chairman of the Board of Management
RENAULT Group Carlos Ghosn
Chairman & CEO
SCANIA Group Leif Oestling
President & CEO
TOYOTA Motor Europe Didier Leroy
President & CEO
VOLKSWAGEN Group Martin Winterkorn
Chairman of the Board of Management
VOLVO Car Corporation Stefan Jacoby
President & CEO
VOLVO Group Leif Johansson
President & CEO


ACEA Commercial Vehicle Board of Directors

The Chairmanship of the ACEA Commercial Vehicle Board of Directors is currently held by Alfredo Altavilla, CEO of Iveco.

DAF Trucks N.V. Harrie Schippers
President
DAIMLER Trucks Andreas Renschler
Member of the Board of Management 
CEO
IVECO Alfredo Altavilla
CEO
MAN Truck & Bus Georg Pachta-Reyhofen
CEO
SCANIA Group Leif Oestling
President & CEO
VOLKSWAGEN Commercial Vehicles Wolfgang Schreiber
Spokesperson of the Board of Management
VOLVO Group Leif Johansson
President & CEO

 

ACEA - Co-operation & Collaboration

ACEA has permanent and close co-operation with the European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR), which was established in 1994 as the research arm of the industry. EUCAR's purpose is to strengthen the competitiveness of the European automotive industry by promoting and carrying out co-operative research and development of products, processes and systems.

ACEA maintains close relationships with all the national automobile manufacturers' associations and with a number of organisations, having interests related to the automobile industry. These include the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA), Intelligent Transport Systems - Europe (ERTICO), the European Committee for Motor Trades and Repairs (CECRA), the European Road Safety Federation (ERSF), the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and the Union of Industrial Employers' Confederation of Europe (UNICE).

ACEA also maintains a dialogue on international issues with automobile associations around the world (JAMA, KAMA, AAM, ATPC).

Organisation Internationale des

Constructeurs d’Automobiles

International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers

www.oica.net

OICA members represent the global auto industry that drives economic progress. Through our autos, we connect people, products and services to enhance quality of life and sustainable automobility. We are committed to technological innovation in the areas of safety, environment, fuel efficiency, and we seek global harmonization of safety and environmental standards to benefit all countries.

OICA is governed by the General Assembly. The Organization’s operation and activities are directed by the Council. The Organization’s Secretariat is directed by the Secretary General, who also supervises the technical activities with the assistance of two engineers

Council
President

Patrick Blain (CCFA - France)
Vice Presidents
Dong Yang (CAAM - China)
Yoshiyasu Nao (JAMA - Japan)
Young-Soo Kwan (KAMA - Korea)
Pawan Goenka  (SIAM - India)
Eugenio Razelli (ANFIA - Italy)
Matthias Wissmann (VDA - Germany)
(n.a) (Auto Alliance - United States)
Secretariat
Secretary General and Technical Director

Yves van der Straaten
Deputy Technical Directors
Olivier Fontaine
Daniela Leveratto

Mission

The general purposes of the organization are to defend the interests of the vehicle manufacturers, assemblers and importers grouped within their national federation and, in particular

  • Link the national automobile associations,
  • Study issues of mutual interest relating to the development and future of the automobile industry,
  • Collect and circulate useful information among member associations,
  • Establish policies and positions on issues of mutual interest to the members,
  • Represent the automobile industry at the international level, in particular with intergovernmental and international bodies,
  • Disseminate and promote industry policies and positions among international bodies and the general public