Renault has appointed Olivier Murguet as EVP of the automaker’s new Sales & Regions Division, reporting to COO, Thierry Bolloré.

Murguet will become a member of Groupe Renault’s Executive Committee (CEG) and will be replaced in his position as SVP, chairman of the Americas Region by Luiz Pedrucci, currently CEO Renault do Brasil.

The newly created Sales & Regions division will consist of the five regions in which the Group operates: Europe, Eurasia, Americas, Africa-Middle East India, Asia-Pacific.

The key activities related to the Group’s commercial performance, namely:

  •  worldwide sales of electric vehicles, commercial vehicles, used vehicles, corporate fleets and new mobility services, sales forecasting and programming, 
  •  products and after-sales services, 
  •  distribution network and performance management.

“To increase the efficiency of our commercial operations and make them more profitable, Groupe Renault is setting up this new Sales & Regions Division,” said Bolloré.

“I have every confidence in Olivier Murguet. His knowledge of Groupe Renault and his international experience will be essential to fuel our global growth and thus contribute to achieve the objectives of the Drive the future plan by 2022.”

This organisation will be effective 1 November.

Murguet joined Renault in 1990, working for the Portuguesa Control Division, and subsequently held different management positions at the Sales & Marketing Division in France.

In 1996 he was appointed Sales Director for Brazil, and in 2001 Sales Director for France, the leading market of the Group. Later he was Managing Director in Poland, Spain and Mexico successively. In 2012, he was appointed Renault´s CEO for Brazil. 

Since 1 April, 2015, Olivier Murguet has been the Chairman for the Americas region and a member of the Renault Committee Management.