Doctor in Philosophy, University Toronto. Master of Business Administration, University Windsor. Bachelor of Laws, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1983.
Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Windsor. Doctor in Economics (honorary), University Cassino. Master (honorary), Centro Universitario di Organizzazione Aziendale Foundation.
Degree in Industrial Engineering & Management (honorary), Polytechnic University, Turin.
Chartered accountant, tax expert Deloitte & Touche, 1983—1985. Group controller to director corporation development Lawson Mardon Group, Toronto, 1985—1988, vice president legal & corporation development, Chief Financial Officer, secretary, 1992—1994. Executive vice president Glenex Industries, 1989—1990.
Vice president finance, Chief Financial Officer Acklands Ltd., 1990—1992. Executive vice president corporation development, Chief Financial Officer to Chief Executive Officer Algroup, Zurich, Switzerland, 1994—2000. Chief Executive Officer Lonza Group Ltd., 2000—2001, chairman, 2002.
Chief Executive Officer Société Générale de Surveillance Group, Geneva, 2002—2005, chairman, since 2006. Chief Executive Officer Fiat S.p.A., since 2004, Fiat Group Automobiles, since 2005. Chairman CNH Case New Holland, 2006.
Non-executive vice chairman Union Bank of Switzerland, since 2008. Chief Executive Officer Chrysler Group LLC, since 2009. Board directors Lonza Group Ltd., since 1999, Société Générale de Surveillance Holding SA, since 2001, Fiat S.p.A., since 2003, Philip Morris International Inc., Union Bank of Switzerland AG, since 2008, Chrysler Group LLC, since 2009.
Chairman European Automobile Manufacturers Association, 2006—2008. Chief Executive Officer Chrysler Group, LLC, 2009.
Member of ACEA, Unione Industriale di Torino, General Council Confindustria.