7 June 2021

  • Corporate & Strategy function reforms as Strategy & Sustainability under the leadership of a new Executive Director
  • Sustainability is a central theme driving Jaguar Land Rover’s Reimagine vision of Modern Luxury by Design
  • François Dossa joins as Executive Director, Strategy & Sustainability to develop a team that will help shape clean mobility, sustainable value chains and the digital transformation of the Company into a services provider
  • To accelerate greater collaboration and knowledge sharing from within the wider Tata ecosystem, Hanno Kirner has been appointed Executive Director, Tata Group Synergy Programmes
  • The organisational appointments will help Jaguar Land Rover’s journey to achieve zero tailpipe emissions by 2036 and net zero carbon emissions across supply chain, products and operations by 2039

Monday 7 June 2021, Gaydon, UK – Jaguar Land Rover has created two new senior roles within its leadership team to accelerate the role sustainability plays as a strategic driver for its Reimagine vision.

The newly formed Strategy & Sustainability team will collate, and build-upon, existing cross-function capabilities in mobility services, sustainability, and digitalisation, to accelerate the company's strategic intent around clean mobility and connectivity.

Reporting directly to Thierry Bolloré, Jaguar Land Rover’s Chief Executive Officer, the team will be headed by Executive Director, François Dossa, who joins the company with extensive experience in developing sustainable value chains, circular economy and digital ecosystems and services.

As part of the company’s drive for ‘greater collaboration and knowledge sharing from within’, Hanno Kirner, who previously led the Corporate & Strategy function, has been appointed to the position of Executive Director, Tata Group Synergy Programmes, to leverage wider Group capabilities and value creation.

The reorganisation will play a key role in delivering Jaguar Land Rover's Reimagine strategy: a sustainability-rich reimagination of modern luxury by design, unique customer experiences, and positive societal impact. The strategy is designed to help Jaguar Land Rover achieve zero tailpipe emissions by 2036 and net zero carbon emissions across supply chain, products and operations by 2039.

These appointments are true milestones in bringing Reimagine to reality. It is enables us to place sustainability at the centre of everything we do and deliver our full digitalisation as we transform into a true modern luxury business.

This means we will lead on clean energy and continue to advance our role in the circular economy; together with our partners we will design a new quality benchmark in environmental, societal and community impact for a luxury business.

Thierry Bolloré
Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover

François’ most recent role was Senior Vice President, Transformation and Organisation for Groupe Renault, focusing on the creation of solutions and systems to shape the future of mobility. He also chaired Alliance Ventures as Alliance Global VP, Ventures and Open Innovation – a fund that grew to include three ‘unicorns’.

François brings a deep capability in creating the sustainable ecosystems that will be critical to our future, and to the creation of new partnerships and innovative approaches to enable growth and capture future, sustainable value chains.

Thierry Bolloré
Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover

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About Jaguar Land Rover: Reimagining the future of modern luxury by design

Jaguar Land Rover is reimagining the future of modern luxury by design through its two distinct, British brands.

Our current model range embraces fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild-hybrid vehicles, as well as the latest diesel and petrol engines. Our class-leading Jaguars and Land Rovers are in demand around the world and in 2020 we sold 425,974 vehicles in 127 countries.Land Rover is the global leader of luxury SUVs through its three families of Range Rover, Discovery and Defender. Jaguar is the first ever brand to offer a premium all-electric performance SUV, the Jaguar I-PACE.

At heart we are a British company, with two major design and engineering sites, three vehicle manufacturing facilities, an Engine Manufacturing Centre and a Battery Assembly Centre in the UK. We also have vehicle plants in China, Brazil, India, Austria and Slovakia. Three of our seven technology hubs are in the UK – Manchester, Warwick (NAIC) and London – with additional sites in Shannon, Ireland, Portland, USA, Budapest, Hungary and Shanghai, China.

Central to our Reimagine strategy is the electrification of both the Land Rover and Jaguar brands with two clear, distinct personalities. All Jaguar and Land Rover nameplates will be available in pure electric form by the end of the decade. This marks the start of the company’s journey to become a net zero carbon business across its supply chain, products and operations by 2039.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors since 2008, Jaguar Land Rover has unrivalled access to leading global players in technology and sustainability within the wider Tata Group.