FRANKFURT -- General Motors Vice Chairman Stephen Girsky and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen Chief Financial Officer Jean-Baptiste de Chatillon are among the 10 top-level executives named to a steering committee that will lead the automakers' new alliance.
GM CFO Daniel Ammann and GM Europe President Karl-Friedrich Stracke are also on the committee. PSA's representatives include programs chief Jean-Christophe Quemard and purchasing boss Yannick Bezard. (See box, below, for full list)
The partners expected to start work on joint projects before the end of this year, the companies said in a statement on Thursday.
PSA and GM agreed last month to share vehicle platforms and jointly purchase parts and materials. The companies believe they will boost the size and the scope of their product lineups, save billions on purchasing and revive their struggling European operations as a result of their alliance.
The committee's job is to oversee "activities that are currently part of the alliance and any exploration of other potential areas of cooperation," the automakers said.
PSA said the date for the committee's first meeting hadn't yet been scheduled.