Groupe Renault has appointed François Provost as SVP, International Development & Partnerships.
Provost will report to Renault CEO, Luca de Meo.
He also retains his position as chairman of China Region, reporting to Regions, Sales and Marketing of Groupe Renault EVP, Denis Le Vot. Provost is member of the Renault Management Committee.
“The role of François Provost is key to structure and implement the strategy of the Group and its Brands, with a priority on certain key international countries,” said de Meo.
“In those countries, he will be especially in charge of relations and negotiations with local partners, both current and future.”
Provost graduated from the École Polytechnique and École des Mines de Paris in France. He started his career as senior civil servant in the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, Treasury Department. He then became Senior Advisor to the French Minister of Defence.
He joined Renault in 2002 in the Sales & Marketing Division in France as branch general manager, then regional sales director. In 2005, he took the position of managing director of Renault-Nissan Portugal. From 2008 to 2010, he served as VP, Strategy and Planning, within the Sales and Marketing department. He was then appointed COO of Renault Russia.
In September, 2011, he became CEO of Renault Samsung Motors.
In 2016, Provost became SVP, China Operations and CEO of Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company. In January, 2017, Provost was appointed chairman of Asia-Pacific region while remaining SVP, China Operations.
In April, 2019, Provost became SVP, chairman of China Region, Groupe Renault. He also sits on the Board of Directors of e-GT NEV, RBJAC (Renault Brilliance Jinbei Automotive Industry), JMEV (Jiangling NEV) and of AILSH (Alliance Innovation Lab Shanghai).
As of October, 2020, François Provost is appointed SVP, International Development & Partnerships of Groupe Renault.
He is a member of the Groupe Renault Management Committee.