Veronique Sarlat-Depotte, currently Alliance EVP, purchasing and managing director of Alliance Purchasing Organisation (APO), has been named Alliance general secretary and remains on the management board of Renault Group.

Now heading the Alliance Cooperation Office, her mission will be to coordinate major projects, to accelerate and deepen operational cooperation, and to broaden the fields of development and application for the benefit of the three member companies.

Gianluca De Ficchy replaces Sarlat-Depotte as chief buyer and joins the management board.

Hadi Zablit, current general secretary, leaves on 1 April.

Sarlat-Depotte began her career at Renault in 1989 as part of the purchasing division.

De Ficchy joined Renault in 2001 as finance director of RCI Banque in Italy. In April 2018, he joined Nissan as SVP and chair of the management committee for Europe.

From 1 October, 2020, he was chairman for the AMIEO region which covers Renault Group brands in Africa, the Middle East, India, Europe (including Russia) and Oceania.