Why Christian Streiff Got Booted from Peugeot

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Christian Streiff is an executive who doesn't mind a fight. In France, that's a good way to get fired. It happened to Streiff in 2006, when he was ousted as CEO of Airbus only three months into the job after angering the planemaker's Franco-German owners with a plan to shed thousands of jobs. It happened again on Mar. 30, when automaker PSA Peugeot Citroën (PEUP.PA) dismissed him, just two years after hiring him as CEO.

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