PRESS RELEASE – Paris/Yokohama/Tokyo, March 13, 2019
– Denis Le Vot, senior vice president and chairman, Nissan North America Inc. is appointed head of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) business
– Appointment is effective April 1
The Renault-Nissan- Mitsubishi alliance today announced that Denis Le Vot has been appointed Alliance SVP, Alliance LCV Business Unit, effective April 1. He will report to Thierry Bolloré, Groupe Renault chief executive officer and Hiroto Saikawa, Nissan Motor Company chief executive officer. Denis Le Vot becomes a member of Groupe Renault management committee.
Mr. Le Vot, currently senior vice president and chairman of Nissan North America, replaces Ashwani Gupta, who is appointed Chief Operating Officer of Mitsubishi Motors. Mr. Gupta will be based in Tokyo and report to Osamu Masuko, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors.
Denis Le Vot’s role is aimed at expanding LCV market leadership under a single business organization, unleashing the full potential of Groupe Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi. In 2018, all three companies grew their LCV sales, a result of efforts to leverage complementary products and markets and drive synergies across Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors.
Groupe Renault, Nissan Motor Company and Mitsubishi Motors represent the world’s largest automotive alliance. It is the longest-lasting and most productive cross-cultural partnership in the auto industry. Together, the partners sold more than 10.7 million vehicles in nearly 200 countries in 2018. The member companies are focused on collaboration and maximizing synergies to boost competitiveness. They have strategic collaborations with other automotive groups, including Germany’s Daimler and China’s Dongfeng. This strategic alliance is the industry leader in zero-emission vehicles and is developing the latest advanced technologies, with plans to offer autonomous drive, connectivity features and mobility services on a wide range of affordable vehicles.
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