PARIS, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Struggling French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen has agreed to appoint former EADS chief executive Louis Gallois to its supervisory board as a government representative, Le Monde reported on Tuesday.
A Peugeot spokesman would not comment on the report in the French daily, which came almost two months after the carmaker agreed to appoint a government-nominated director in return for a state-backed bailout for its financing arm.
Gallois, who has previously headed aerospace and defence group EADS, its Airbus plane division and state-owned SNCF railway operator, now serves as an economic adviser to President Francois Hollande’s government.
He recently drew up a report on France’s competitiveness. (Reporting by Laurence Frost; Editing by Dan Lalor)