PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE
Gilles Le Borgne, 55
Executive Vice President Quality and Engineering, PSA Group
TITLE: Executive Vice President Quality and Engineering
COMPANY: PSA Group
CAREER HIGHLIGHTSLe Borgne worked in r&d for materials and technologies and was a platform architect at PSA/Peugeot-Citroen before becoming chief engineer for the automaker's A-segment platform in 2000. In 2007 he became a senior vice president, leading the EMP2 platform project, advanced concepts and vehicle platforms before starting his current position in 2013.
REASON FOR WINNINGLe Borgne has played a key role in PSA Group's record sales and profit figures this year because of his work on the strong-selling Peugeot 3008 and 5008 SUVs and new Citroen C3 Aircross. He's also helping PSA adapt two major platforms, EMP2 and CMP, for all group passenger cars and light vans, including those from recently acquired Opel/Vauxhall. In addition, Le Borgne is helping PSA prepare its next generation of hybrid and electric vehicles for series production.