Lotus CEO given special recognition

Lotus CEO, Jean-Marc Gales has been awarded the title Commander of the Order of Merit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg following a ceremony in the country’s capital.

Jean-Marc Gales received the Commander of the Order of Merit from His Royal Highness Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. Held at the Luxembourg Philharmonie, during the county’s National Day celebrations, the honour was vested during the annual ceremony, and cited Jean-Marc Gales’ ‘distinguished international career’, ‘exceptional service’, and ‘stunning commitment’.

Speaking after the ceremony, Jean-Marc Gales said, ‘I’m very proud of my Luxembourg heritage and I am honoured to have received this title and be recognised in such a way. The automotive industry is a challenging, fascinating and exciting business to be in and I continue to thoroughly enjoy it. My current role at Lotus is certainly the most rewarding as, together with our dedicated and hardworking staff, we have succeeded in turning the Lotus business around.’

Prior to his appointment at Lotus, Jean-Marc Gales was chief executive officer of the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA), before which he was the president of Automobiles Citroen and Automobiles Peugeot. His other previous appointments include senior positions in Daimler AG, General Motors and Volkswagen AG.

Already in 2016, Lotus has launched the Exige Sport 350, the Elise Cup 250 and the ‘game changing’ Lotus 3-Eleven. The new Lotus Evora Sport 410, a lighter and quicker version of the Evora 400 will arrive in dealerships later this year.