Fiat Professional has appointed Alejandro Noriega as its new UK country manager.

Noriega takes over from Ricky McFarland who has “left the business to pursue other interests”.

Noriega was most recently managing director of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in The Netherlands, and was based in Turin with Fiat Professional’s minor business centres arm.

“I am very much looking forward to this new challenge,” Noriega said. “Fiat Professional is one of the major players within the commercial vehicle community in the UK and I am excited about its future.”

“The company is clearly evolving and I look forward to growing our market share in the industry, helped by our current line-up, in the coming months and years,” he added.