As of November 1, 2017, Jerome de Haan (58) will take over as Managing Director of Mazda (Suisse) SA. He will replace Damian Donnellan who decided to leave Mazda to pursue his automotive career elsewhere.

Jerome de Haan holds Dutch and Canadian nationality and is no stranger to Mazda Suisse having been Managing Director from 2005 to 2009. Jerome is currently Director of Public Relations at Mazda Motor Europe in Leverkusen, Germany.

Martijn ten Brink, Mazda’s Vice President of Sales & Customer Service, commented: “I am delighted that Jerome will take on the position of Managing Director. He joined Mazda in 2003 and has held several positions both in Mazda Europe and Mazda’s European sales companies. We are confident that he is the right person to replace Damian in this important market for Mazda.”

Damian Donnellan has spent 11 years at Mazda, starting at Mazda Europe and before becoming Managing Director of Mazda Suisse.

In a statement, Martijn ten Brink said: “We know that he did not take this decision lightly and we respect the choice he has made. We wish to thank Damian for his great contribution to our business both in Mazda Europe and Mazda Suisse. We wish Damian and his family success with his future endeavours.”