Nicolas Maure will remain CEO of AvtoVAZ while taking on the SVP and chairman of Eurasia Region role

Nicolas Maure will remain CEO of AvtoVAZ while taking on the SVP and chairman of Eurasia Region role

Current AvtoVAZ president and CEO, Nicolas Maure, has been appointed SVP, chairman of Eurasia Region to replace Denis Le Vot, who will take on new responsibilities within Renault- Nissan-Mitsubishi.

Maure will report to Groupe Renault chief performanance officer, Stefan Mueller and will join the Renault Management Committee (CDR). He will also remain president and CEO of AvtoVAZ.

"Denis Le Vot has been a successful leader of the Eurasia region with 24.3% increase in volumes, the success of Renault Kaptur, Lada Vesta and Lada XRay in Russia, a strong growth of our sales in Turkey and the start of Avtovaz recovery," said Mueller.

"We thank him for these results. I am fully confident Nicolas Maure will build on these strengths to increase the Eurasia region's contribution to Groupe Renault."

Maure joined Renault in 2000 as purchasing director of the Parts and Accessories Division, after a career at Valeo and Faurecia. He became director of the Renault Quality Plan in 2003 and general manager of Société de Transmissions Automatiques in 2004.

Between 2006 and 2008, Maure was director of the Dacia Powertrain Plant in Romania. He then became vice president of Powertrain at Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organisation and in 2013, was appointed VP of Groupe Renault Manufacturing Performance.

Since 2014, he has been managing director of Groupe Renault Romania and CEO of Automobile Dacia. From 2016, Maure has been the president and CEO of Avtovaz, while in June last year, he became a member of the Avtovaz board.

Le Vot joined Renault in 1990 in the International Operations Department. In 1994, he joined the After Sales Division, then became After-Sales director of Renault in Russia, After-Sales Marketing and Strategy director for the Group, and then Marketing and Sales director of Renault MAIS in Turkey.

He became VP, Marketing and Sales of Eurasia Region in 2007. In 2011, he was appointed COO of Renault Russia and in 2013, became VP, Sales and Marketing Europe/G9.

In 2015, Denis Le Vot became a member of Renault Management Committee. In 2016, he was appointed SVP, chairman of Eurasia Region and became a member of the board of directors of Avtovaz.

Maure is currently president and CEO of Avtovaz, the largest manufacturer of the Renault Nissan Alliance in Russia, and its Togliatti plant is one of the largest in the world, manufacturing vehicles for four Alliance brands: Lada, Renault, Nissan and Datsun.

In the first nine months of 2017, sales of Lada vehicles in Russia increased 16.5% compared to 2016 and consolidated turnover of Avtovaz increased 21.5% with a positive operating margin.