The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has appointed Natalie Robyn as the group’s first ever CEO.
American-born Robyn is an international executive with over 15 years experience in both the automotive and financial sectors, and is set to join the organisation ‘in the near future’.
Prior to joining the FIA, she held various senior management positions at Volvo, Nissan and DaimlerChrysler.
“I am delighted to be appointed the first ever CEO of the FIA at such an important and exciting time for the Federation,” Robyn said on her new role. “I look forward to working with Members, the senior leadership team and the President to deliver their vision of reform and growth with the involvement of all staff.”
Robyn will be responsible for the operation and financial performance of an integrated and aligned FIA administration, as well as driving the overall strategy to deliver the leadership’s ‘vision of reform’ for the Federation.
President of the FIA Mohammed, Ben Sulayem, highlighted: “The appointment of Natalie Robyn as our first ever CEO is a transformative moment for our Federation. Her extensive experience and leadership will be crucial to improving our finances, governance and operations.
“She has a proven track record of delivering diversification and growth, as well as developing executive leadership capabilities which will be an extremely valuable asset to the FIA and our Members and I welcome her to the team.”
Robyn will also develop new commercial growth plans in a bid to increase and diversify the FIA’s revenue streams, and ensure financial stability to provide more resources for the firm’s members.