As of January 1st, 2017, François Provost is appointed Chairman of Asia-Pacific region, in replacement of Gilles Normand, assigned to another position in the Groupe Renault. He will report to Stefan Mueller, EVP, Chief Performance Officer.
In close relation with global functions, François Provost will propose and implement all necessary measures to improve Renault growth in Asia-Pacific region, with priority given to China.
François Provost will remain SVP, China Operations and CEO of Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company (DRAC).
Born in June 1968, François Provost is graduated from the “Ecole Polytechnique” and “Ecole des Mines de Paris” engineering schools in Paris. He started his career as senior civil servant in the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, Treasury Department. He then became Member of Staff and Advisor to the French Minister of Defense. He joined Renault in 2002 in the Sales & Marketing Division in France as branch General Manager, then regional Sales Director. In 2005, he took the position of Managing Director of Renault-Nissan Portugal. From 2008 to 2010, he was the head of Renault worldwide Sales & Marketing strategy and planning. He was then appointed Chief Operating Officer of Renault Russia. In September 2011, he becomes CEO and Representative Director of Renault Samsung Motors. He became on April, 1st 2016 SVP, China Operations, CEO of Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company (DRAC) and a member of the Renault Management Committee.
Born in 1962, Gilles NORMAND is graduated from EDHEC (France). He started his career at Renault in 1988 at Product Planning department, before moving to Sales & Marketing Division. In 1998, he was appointed Vice President, Commercial Coordination, for Renault Mercosur. In 1999, he joined Nissan in Japan to take in charge the Sales & Marketing for Latin America and Caribbean. In 2003, he was appointed President of Nissan Motor España prior to becoming Corporate Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Middle East, Africa & Latin America in 2006. In 2009, he was appointed Corporate Vice President, in charge of Africa, Middle East and India for Nissan and Infiniti. On April 1st, 2012, Gilles NORMAND became SVP, Chairman of Asia-Pacific Region and member of the Renault Management Committee.