John Elkann

TURIN, Italy | Workers, execs and politicians bid farewell to late Fiat CEO

TURIN, Italy— The heir to Fiat’s founding family has paid an emotional farewell to the late CEO Sergio Marchionne, who died suddenly in July, saying “he taught all of us … to have the courage to change.” John Elkann, his voice cracking, echoed Marchionne’s indefatigable work ethic in his homage, saying “never take a break … Continue reading TURIN, Italy | Workers, execs and politicians bid farewell to late Fiat CEO

MILAN  | Sergio Marchionne, who saved Fiat and Chrysler, has died

MILAN  — Sergio Marchionne, a charismatic and demanding leader who engineered two long-shot corporate turnarounds to save both Fiat and Chrysler from near-certain failure, died Wednesday. He was 66. The holding company of Fiat’s founders, the Agnelli family, announced in a statement Marchionne’s death after complications from surgery in Zurich. “Unfortunately what we feared has … Continue reading MILAN  | Sergio Marchionne, who saved Fiat and Chrysler, has died

MILAN | Ailing auto CEO Marchionne had multiple roles, no script

MILAN — Sergio Marchionne‘s achievements as one of the automotive world’s most charismatic chief executives include the bold trans-Atlantic merger of Italian carmaker Fiat and U.S. No. 3 Chrysler after he restored both to health. But Marchionne told analysts during a big presentation last month that his true legacy at Fiat Chrysler Automotive would be … Continue reading MILAN | Ailing auto CEO Marchionne had multiple roles, no script

MILAN | Fiat chairman lauds ailing Marchionne as rare kind of leader

MILAN — The chairman of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has written a letter to the carmaker’s employees to tell them that long-time CEO Sergio Marchionne’s condition has worsened, preventing his return to the Italian-American company he created through a bold merger. Chairman John Elkann, heir to the Agnelli family that founded Italian carmaker Fiat in 1899, … Continue reading MILAN | Fiat chairman lauds ailing Marchionne as rare kind of leader