However, Mitsubishi's operations will still be much smaller as it prepares to exit large markets such as the UK.
"The unexpected events of 2020 brought a challenge that could not have been imagined just months before," Wepierre said in a statement. "I feel extremely proud of what the whole MME team accomplished in this unique environment."
Krol, a Dutch national, has worked for Mitsubishi in Europe for more than 20 years and was promoted to his current role of sales director in 2018. Prior to that he was head of Mitsubishi in the Netherlands.
Krol was upbeat about Mitsubishi's revised plans.
"We have solid foundations upon which to build a strong future for Mitsubishi Motors in Europe, from the just-launched Eclipse Cross PHEV to the introduction of new models developed by Renault on alliance platforms," he said.