Former head of General Motors in South America, Carlos Zarlenga has joined Stellantis to serve as the company’s president in Mexico, reporting to Mark Stewart, North America COO. Zarlenga replaces Bruno Cattori, who has retired after a 22-year career in the automotive field.
Zarlenga joins Stellantis from GM where he most recently was president and managing director of South America. In this role, he led the end-to-end business operations for the continent. He began his career at GE where he held a series of positions with increasing responsibility, including divisional chief financial officer.
A citizen of both Argentina and Spain, Zarlenga holds a degree in economics from the University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
“Together with his well-rounded leadership skills, Carlos’ experience in different markets led him to achieve remarkable results, including a turnaround in South America,” said Stewart. “We look forward to having Carlos join our leadership team as we continue to transform our company into a sustainably mobility tech company.”
While Zarlenga’s successor is being named, GM South America CFO Roberto Martin takes over the division on an interim basis.