François Provost takes charge of Renault Group’s Public Affairs

Renault Group announces that François Provost, Senior Vice-President International Development and Partnerships, is now also in charge of Group’s Public Affairs. As of January 2022, the VP Public Affairs reports to him.

François Provost is a member of Renault Group Corporate Management Committee and reports to Luca de Meo, Renault Group CEO.

“Our Industry requires more and more transversal approaches integrating industrial, business and Public stakes. François large and global experience in whole automotive value chain will be a great support for the Group and its stakeholders.” said Luca de Meo, Renault Group CEO.

François Provost, 53, 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 Advisor to the French Minister of Defense.

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 Vice-President, Strategy and planning, within the Sales and Marketing department. He was then appointed Chief Operating Officer of Renault Russia.

In September 2011, he became CEO of Renault Samsung Motors.

In 2016, François Provost became Senior Vice President, China Operations.

In January 2017, François Provost was appointed Chairman of Asia-Pacific region while remaining Senior Vice President, China Operations.

In April 2019, he becomes SVP, Chairman of China Region, Groupe Renault. He also sits on the Board of Directors of e-GT NEV, JMEV (Jiangling NEV) and of AILSH (Alliance Innovation Lab Shanghai).

In October 2020, Francois Provost is appointed SVP, International Development & Partnerships, Renault Group. He reports to Luca de Meo, Renault Group CEO. François Provost is member of Renault Group Corporate Management Committee. On January 1, 2022, he also takes charge of Renault Group Public affairs Department.

Renault Group is at the forefront of a mobility that is reinventing itself. Strengthened by its alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, and its unique expertise in electrification, Renault Group comprises 5 complementary brands – Renault, Dacia, LADA, Alpine and Mobilize – offering sustainable and innovative mobility solutions to its customers. Established in more than 130 countries, the Group has sold 2.9 million vehicles in 2020. It employs more than 170,000 people who embody its Purpose every day, so that mobility brings people closer. Ready to pursue challenges both on the road and in competition, Renault Group is committed to an ambitious transformation that will generate value. This is centered on the development of new technologies and services, and a new range of even more competitive, balanced and electrified vehicles. In line with environmental challenges, the Group’s ambition is to achieve carbon neutrality in Europe by 2040.