Tuesday, March 28

Wayne Griffiths assumes the presidency of Anfac, the automobile employers’ association

  • The president of Seat SA replaces José Vicente De los Mozos (Renault) who had extended his mandate for two more years.

Wayne Griffiths, the president of Seat SA , the Spanish car company that includes Seat and Cupra, today assumes the Presidency of the Spanish Association of Automobile and Truck Manufacturers (Anfac). manager replaces at the head of the Spanish automobile employers association for the next two years Jose Vicente de los Mozos member of the worldwide executive committee of Renault and president of Renault Spain, who had in office since 2018, when he initially assumed the presidency for a period of two years.

The termination of the mandate of the boys should have been produced in 2020, but the designated person was Luca de Meo who at that time was president of Seat. The March of the Italian director to Renault he changed the plans, and De los Mozos agreed to continue in office until he took over. When that happened, Griffiths was not yet the president of the Spanish brand (Carsten Isensee was temporarily) and it was decided to wait for the British to consolidate in the direction of Seat before making the change.

Approved in December

The Griffiths appointment as president of Anfac, he was already passed by the organization’s strategy committee as announced by EL PERIÓDICO last month of December, and supposes the presence of the main Spanish automobile company at the head of the employer’s association in a key moment for the industrial development of the sector In our country. The opening of Strategic Project for the Recovery and Economic Transformation (PERTE) of the Automotive Industry by the Government with funds from the European Union represents a great opportunity for sector growth at a time of full transformation of the automobile with the arrival of electrification and digitization.

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Wayne Griffiths He is a great defender of the Spanish automobile and industry, as he has already shown by leading Seat at a time complicated by the pandemic and the crisis derived from microprocessors. Is President of the company from October 2020 and previously he was commercial executive vice president of Seat and held other positions of responsibility in the Volkswagen group, where he began working in 1989. In fact, Griffiths was already one of the favorite candidates by Herbert Diess to replace a Luca de Meo From the first moment.

The new president of Anfac, who has José López Tafall As General Director, he has before him the task of leading the association’s role in the development and implementation of PERTE, in addition to working to overcome other challenges such as the revision of the automobile taxation, pending issues that are on the table for the Government to make some kind of determination.