Boulogne Billancourt- Groupe Renault today announced a senior management appointment.
As of January 1st 2018, Nicolas Maure is appointed SVP, Chairman of Eurasia Region to replace Denis Le Vot, who will take on new responsibilities within Renault- Nissan-Mitsubishi. Maure will report to Stefan Mueller, Chief Performance Officer of Groupe Renault, and he will join the Renault Management Committee (CDR). He will also remain President & CEO of AVTOVAZ.
Nicolas Maure is currently President & CEO of AVTOVAZ, the largest manufacturer of the Renault Nissan Alliance in Russia, and its Togliatti plant is one of the largest in the world, manufacturing vehicles for four Alliance brands: LADA, Renault, Nissan and Datsun. In the first nine months of 2017, sales of LADA vehicles in Russia increased by 16.5% compared to 2016, and consolidated turnover of AVTOVAZ increased by 21.5% with a positive operating margin. The AVTOVAZ business is a strategic pillar for Groupe Renault in the implementation of the Drive the Future plan.
“Denis Le Vot has been a successful leader of the Eurasia region with 24.3% increase in volumes, the success of Renault Kaptur, LADA Vesta and LADA XRAY in Russia, a strong growth of our sales in Turkey and the start of AVTOVAZ recovery. We thank him for these results. I am fully confident that Nicolas Maure will build on these strengths to increase the Eurasia region’s contribution to Groupe Renault," said Stefan Mueller.
Groupe Renault Key Figures for the Eurasia Region - 1H2017:
Nicolas Maure joined Renault in 2000 as Purchasing Director of the Parts and Accessories Division, after a career at Valeo and Faurecia. Then, he became Director of the Renault Quality Plan in March 2003 and General Manager of Société de Transmissions Automatiques in September 2004. Between September 2006 and August 2008, Nicolas Maure was Director of the Dacia Powertrain Plant in Romania. He then became Vice President of Powertrain at Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization and, in March 2013, was appointed VP of Groupe Renault Manufacturing Performance. Since January 2014, he has been Managing Director of Groupe Renault Romania and CEO of Automobile Dacia. From April 2016 Nicolas Maure has been the President & CEO of AVTOVAZ. On June 23rd 2016, he becomes a member of the AVTOVAZ Board of Directors
Denis Le Vot joined Renault in 1990 in the International Operations Department. In 1994, he joined the After Sales Division, then became After-Sales director of Renault in Russia, After-Sales Marketing & Strategy director for the Group, and then Marketing & Sales Director of Renault MAIS in Turkey. He became VP, Marketing & Sales of Eurasia Region in 2007. In 2011, he was appointed COO of Renault Russia and in September 2013, he became VP, Sales & Marketing Europe/G9. On January 1st 2015, Denis Le Vot became a member of Renault Management Committee. On April 1st 2016, he was appointed SVP, Chairman of Eurasia Region. On June 23rd 2016, he became a member of the Board of Directors of AVTOVAZ.