Gowan Distributors, Peugeot Importer in Ireland has announced the appointment of Jana Solovjova, to the position of Marketing Manager. Jana will be charged with overseeing a national marketing and communications strategy. Jana takes up the reins from Emma Toner, who moves to Opel Ireland, acquired by Gowan Group in late 2019.
Originally from Tallinn, Estonia, Jana moved to Ireland in 2000. Jana's appointment comes at a time when the lion-brand is enjoying strong consumer interest across its multi-award-winning range of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.
Jana comes to the company with a wealth of experience across a broad range of sectors, to include tourism, FMCG, professional services, retail and automotive. Digital and Communications Manager at Nissan Ireland for four years and having worked previously at the Maxol Group, Tourism Ireland and Diageo, Jana has proven strength in strategic planning, digital marketing, campaign management and public relations. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in International Business Development, a Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Tourism and a Diploma in Digital Marketing and Strategy from Dublin Business School.
The 2018 Digital Professional of the Year, Jana was a winner in the Irish Early Career Lincoln Recruitment Awards; the Lincoln Recruitment Awards recognises the outstanding achievements of emerging young professionals in Ireland, rewarding innovation and best practice across a broad range of professional sectors.
Des Cannon, Managing Director at Gowan Distributors, Peugeot Importer in Ireland, said: "Jana is a wonderful addition to the Peugeot team, bringing wide-based knowledge and strong commercial acumen. She joins us at a very exciting time, as the brand embarks on its electrification journey in 2020 with the introduction of our new range of electric and plug-in hybrid cars and vans. As such, her understanding of digital touchpoints will undoubtedly perfect our customers' online experience. We are very fortunate to find someone of this calibre to fulfil this role and I wish Jana much success here at Gowan Distributors."