Starting from January 1st 2023, Javier Iriarte will become the new Chief Executive Officer of Solaris Bus & Coach. He has been the Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Solaris since 2018, as well as the responsible for strategic development and transformation of Solaris.
Since 2020 Javier Iriarte has been the Director for Strategy & Transformation of CAF Rolling Stock. Previously, he worked at McKinsey & Company across many industries, including automotive, advanced electronics, aerospace, shipbuilding and rolling stock. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from IESE Business School (Barcelona) and UC Berkeley (California), and a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from TECNUN – Universidad de Navarra (Donostia - San Sebastian) and University of Washington (Seattle, Washington). “It is a great honour for me to lead and serve this fantastic company which Solaris is. The company is entering a new chapter. I am fully convinced that working together
with our teams we are going to successfully continue the growth path of our company, maintaining Solaris and the CAF Group as a reference in the sustainable urban transportation industry”, said Javier Iriarte. He succeeds Javier Calleja, who has been managing Solaris since October 2018, and has decided to leave Solaris for personal reasons after successfully accomplishing the first strategic cycle of Solaris as part of the CAF Group, and he will continue his career in another industry. “It was a fantastic time for me to be here as a CEO of great company which Solaris and lead our fantastic teams”, said Javier Calleja.