As of November 19, 2018, François Renard will join Groupe Renault as Global Marketing Director. He will report to Thierry Bolloré, Chief Operating Officer, and sit on the Groupe Renault Management Committee (CDR).

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.

Biography, François Renard

Born in 1967 in Paris, François Renard graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris in 1990 and the HEC business school in 1992. He then obtained a Masters in International Business at the Barcelona ESADE business school and the Bergen NHH school of economics.

His professional career began in 1992 as a consultant at Andersen Consulting/Accenture before moving to Unilever France as head of Europe product quality in 1994. He then took on various national and regional marketing positions in Vietnam, China and Thailand where he managed a number of Unilever brands before being appointed Global Marketing Vice President for hair products. He made significant contributions to the development of the corporation and its teams, primarily in Asia with the launch of a new business in China and then in the rest of the world.

In 2015, François Renard was appointed CEO of Kate Somerville (Los Angeles, USA) before returning to Unilever in 2017 as Vice President of Marketing.

In the Global Marketing Division, the remit of François Renard will be to strengthen the attractiveness and brand awareness of all Group brands, products and services, accelerate digital transformation of operations and enhance customer experience. In this, he will contribute to Group performance in all markets

Biography, Thierry Koskas

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 was appointed Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Groupe Renault and becomes member of the Renault Executive Committee. He has now been appointed President of Renault Sport Racing, as of January 1, 2019.

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.


About Groupe Renault

Groupe Renault has been making cars since 1898. Today it is an international multi-brand group, selling close to 3.76 million vehicles in 134 countries in 2017, with 36 manufacturing sites, 12,700 points of sales and employing more than 180,000 people. To meet the major technological challenges of the future and continue its strategy of profitable growth, the group is harnessing its international growth and the complementary fit of its five brands, Renault, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine and Lada, together with electric vehicles and the unique alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi. With a new team in Formula 1, Renault sees motorsport as a vector of innovation and brand awareness.

In the UK, Groupe Renault UK has nearly 160 dealers selling the range of Renault cars, LCVs and Dacia. Groupe Renault UK sales totalled 113,988 vehicles in 2017.

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For further information, please visit or @RenaultUKPR or contact:

Matthew Bendall
Head of Press & Public Relations – 01923 697653 – 07814 990247

Alistair Sommerville
Press Relations Manager – 01923 697592 – 07464 537744

James Bolton
Product & Corporate Communications Manager – Renault – 01923 697342 – 07812 967685

Callum Chamberlain
Product & Corporate Communications Manager – Dacia – 01923 697512 – 07989 434003

Oliver Lowe
Product & Corporate Communications Manager – Renault LCV and Corporate – 01923 697878 – 07816 397540

Laura Brighton
Senior Events Manager – 01923 697537 – 07825 754442

Charlie Roper
Press Fleet & VIP Relations Manager – 01923 697778 – 07816 641843

Ciarán Sands
Communications Assistant 01923 697363

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