Jean-Paul Michel appointed Faurecia Clarion Electronics Executive Vice-President

Faurecia, one of the world's leading automotive technology companies, today announced the appointment of Jean-Paul Michel as Executive Vice President, Faurecia Clarion Electronics. Effective January 1, 2020, he succeeds Atsushi Kawabata who is appointed President of Faurecia Japan and Chairman of Clarion Limited.
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Jean-Paul Michel began his career in 1986 at Michelin as a financial analyst. In 1989, he joined Renault as Controller Direct Purchasing. From 1991 to 2002, he worked for Valeo as Chief Financial Officer for different business units in Europe and North America. From 2002 to 2014, Jean-Paul Michel held different finance functions at OSRAM becoming Chief Operating Officer for the consumer lighting business in 2014. Prior to joining Faurecia in 2018 as Finance Vice-President for the Interiors activity and then Deputy EVP for the Clarion Electronics activity, he was Executive Vice-President in charge of Operations, Finance and Strategy at Lanzatech (2015-2017).

Jean-Paul Michel holds a diploma in Business administration at the Sup de Co Reims (NEOMA, France).


I am pleased to welcome Jean-Paul Michel to our Executive Committee with his significant international experience in the automotive industry. As EVP of our Faurecia Clarion Electronics Business Group, he will deploy our robust roadmap for profitable growth and strengthen Faurecia’s position in cockpit electronics and ADAS.

Patrick Koller
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CEO of Faurecia
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