Following the departure of chief operating officer Carlos Tavares, Renault Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn has announced that the company will be adding two new divisions to the existing finance, human resources and CEO office functions. Thierry Bolloré is being appointed Chief Competitive Officer, with responsibilities for Design-Product-Programs, Engineering-Quality-IS/IT, Purchasing, Manufacturing and Supply chain. Bolloré’s replacement as executive vice president in charge of manufacturing and supply chain will be Jose Vicente de los Mozos, reporting to Bolloré. The new position of Chief Performance Officer will be filled by Jérôme Stoll, with responsibilities for Sales & Marketing function, and coordinating Renault’s international operations, which apparently will have more autonomy. Michael van der Sande was named senior vice president for Marketing, replacing Stephen Norman, a member of Renault’s management committee, whose future appointment will be announced separately. Bolloré and Stoll will both report to Ghosn, whose published statement said, “Our objective was to take fast, transparent action by putting in place a clear and simple organization. The aim is threefold: to accelerate and expand our ongoing progress, to ensure performance at Group level and to give the regions more responsibility.”
Biographies after the jump.
Thierry Bolloré started his career in 1990 at Michelin, as shop manager in a heavy truck tire factory. In 1993, he became Chief of process and quality central Group for worldwide heavy truck factories, prior to taking the head of method group for heavy truck business units in Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. In 1997, he moved to Japan, as Industrial Assistant of Michelin Passenger car factory, and to Thailand in1998, as production manager in truck factory, before being named Managing Director of Truck and Aircraft Businesses. He was appointed Vice-President in charge of industry for Michelin Aircraft Business worldwide in 2002. Thierry Bolloré joined Faurecia in 2005 to become Vice President Asia of Exhaust Systems Product Group, based in China, and then Vice-President worldwide in charge of Marketing, R&D, Programs, Strategy, Business Development. In 2010, he moved to Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies, as Vice-President in charge of Europe and South Africa prior to becoming Vice-President worldwide, responsible for Industry, Quality and Purchasing. He joined Renault on October, 15th 2012, he is appointed EVP manufacturing and supply-chain and enters the Group executive committee. On September 10, 2013, he is appointed Chief Competitive Officer.
Jérôme Stoll worked at Renault V.I. from 1980 to 1983, then held a position with the senior management team of Berliet Nigeria, a Renault V.I. subsidiary, between 1983 and 1987. He joined Renault’s Finance Department in 1987 and became finance and administrative director at Renault Automation in 1989. He was named director of industrial purchasing in 1995, then director of powertrain purchasing in 1998. Jérôme Stoll was appointed CEO of Renault Samsung Motors when Renault acquired the firm in September 2000. On 1 May 2006, he took up the post of Mercosur Director and became a member of Renault’s Management Committee. On March 1, 2009, Jérôme Stoll was appointed Leader of the Europe Region Management Committee and he was appointed Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing & Light Commercial Vehicles. On October 1, 2009, he is appointed President of Renault Retail Group. On September 1, 2012, he will focus his action on Sales & Marketing and LCV Division as well as on Renault Retail Group. On September 10, 2013, he is appointed Chief Performance Officer.
Jose Vicente de los Mozos was born on October 15, 1962, and qualified as an aeronautical engineer at Madrid’s Polytechnic University, Spain. He then went on to secure a Master’s Degree in Production Techniques at the CESEM, Madrid. He joined Renault as an apprentice in 1978 before moving on to the engineering team at the Valladolid body assembly plant. In 1993, he moved to France where he held a number of management positions at Renault’s Engineering Division. He then returned to Spain as manager of the stamp shop at the body assembly plant in Valladolid before being named manager of the body and stamp shop in Palencia. In 2003, he joined Nissan Motor Ibérica in Barcelona as deputy Production Director and, in 2005, went on to become the Director of Nissan Motor Ibérica. The following year, he was appointed Vice-President, with special responsibility for all Nissan’s production processes in Spain. In September 2008, he joined automotive supplier FICOSA as general manager of its Automobile Division and held this position until October 2009. After that, he returned to Renault as Director of the Group’s Body Assembly Manufacturing, while at the same time serving as Managing Director of Renault Spain since January 2012. On September 10, 2013, he is appointed Executive Vice-President manufacturing and supply-chain.
Born in the Netherlands in 1965, Michael van der Sande has a MBA from Nyenrode University. He joined Nissan Europe in 1991 and held several marketing and dealer development positions. In 1995, he moved to the United Kingdom to join Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars as European Marketing Manager. Two years later he was recruited by Harley-Davidson as Marketing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa. During his twelve years at Harley-Davidson, he held several other marketing, sales, strategy and product planning positions with Harley-Davidson in the UK, Italy and the United States. He was then promoted to Vice-President and Managing Director, with responsibility for all operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2008, Mr van der Sande joined Tesla Motors as SVP, Sales, Marketing and Service, before being recruited by Aston Martin in 2009 as Chief Commercial Officer, in charge of all sales, marketing, service, parts, retail and merchandising operations globally. On October 1st, 2013, he is appointed Senior Vice-President Marketing of Renault group.