As of January 1, 2019, Thierry Koskas is appointed President of Renault Sport Racing, replacing Jérôme Stoll. He will report directly to Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Renault.
Boulogne-Billancourt, November 15, 2018
After a season marked by the progress of the Renault Sport Formula One Team, Thierry Koskas will aim to continue with Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director of Renault Sport Racing, the work started by Jérôme Stoll and bring the team to the highest level of the discipline. He will also ensure that Formula 1's contribution to Renault's brand awareness worldwide is strengthened.
Thierry Koskas graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines de Paris. After seven years as a civil servant, working in Ministry of Industry and as advisor to the Minister of Agriculture, he joined Renault in 1997 as Manager of the New Distribution project. In 1998, he was named General Manager of Renault London City Branch, and in 2000 as Managing Director of Renault Hungary. In 2002, he returned to Renault headquarters as Vice President of Sales Forecasting and Programming. In 2006, he was appointed as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Asia and Africa Region; and in 2009, he was named Program Director, Electric Vehicles, where he led the development of Renault’s zero emission line. Thierry Koskas has been in charge of operations of Renault in Argentina since late 2012 until 2015.
On January 1st, 2016, Thierry Koskas is appointed Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Groupe Renault and becomes member of the Renault Executive Committee. As of January 1, 2019, he is appointed President of Renault Sport Racing.
About Groupe Renault
Groupe Renault, which has been making cars since 1898, is now an international corporation with a presence in 134 countries and sales of 3.76 million vehicles in 2017. Today, the company has over 180,000 employees, 36 manufacturing sites and 12,700 sales outlets worldwide. To meet the major technological challenges of the future while continuing to pursue its profitable growth strategy, the Renault group is focusing on international expansion. To this end, it is drawing on the synergies of its five brands (Renault, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine and LADA), electric vehicles, and its unique alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi. With a Formula 1 racing team, Renault is leveraging motor sports to drive innovation and boost brand awareness.