Gilles Le Borgne, executive PSA Group's vice president of quality and engineering has decided to leave on 2 May "for personal reasons".

Chairman Carlos Tavare said: "I want to highlight the commitment and contribution of Le Borgne, who has been able to drive his teams with rigor and professionalism in the execution of the vehicles and technological developments of the Push To Pass strategic plan.

Following the departure of Le Borgne, the replacement plan of the company provides access to high-potential managers who have achieved results and proven their managerial capabilities. It's also an opportunity to position young talents in key positions in R&D."

Le Borgne is replaced by Nicolas Morel, currently SVP of vehicles projects and life series, after having held important positions in various areas of vehicle engineering in Europe and China.

Sebastien Jacquet, currently SVP vehicle program, will replace Morel.

Carla Gohin, currently SVP research and advanced engineering, is expanding her scope by becoming chief technology officer, in an effort to strengthen the group's future R&D focus on new technological stakes.