Stefan Jacoby would give instant credibility to Zhejiang Geely Group Holding Co. Ltd. if the China-based auto maker lures him away from Volkswagen of America Inc., analysts say. Jacoby, 52, is in contract talks with VW as he contemplates a departure to head up Sweden-based Volvo Car Corp., which Geely is acquiring from Ford Motor Co. for $1.8 billion. But critics of the deal suggest Geely is ill-prepared to run a global auto maker. “Experienced and recognizable executives in the ...

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