Deboeuf appointed Renault-Nissan alliance senior vice-president

16 Mar 2015

Renault-Nissan BV (RNBV), a strategic partnership between Renault and Nissan since 1999, has appointed Arnaud Deboeuf as senior vice-president of Renault-Nissan and Alliance CEO Office, who will Christian Mardrus with effect from 1 April.

The 47-year-old Deboeuf will directly report to Carlos Ghosn, the Renault-Nissan Alliance chairman and CEO. His predecessor Mardrus will be made senior vice-president and chairman of the Management Committee for Africa, Middle East and India, Nissan Motor.

At the helm of affairs to develop the Alliance, Deboeuf will also function as the Secretary of the Amsterdam-based RNBV board, which oversees the Alliance's mid- to long-term strategy.

This is a company equally-owned by Renault and Nissan, with four senior executives from each company comprising the Alliance Board.

An engineering graduate from France's Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Deboeuf joined Renault in 1993.

He began working in the Process Engineering Department as an engineer, later shifting to Manufacturing.

In 2007, he returned to France to become Deputy Program Director for Renault's Entry Range. He was then made in charge of the project Common Module Family (CMF) when he joined the Alliance in 2010 and subsequently promoted as Program Director of Renault's Entry Range in 2012.

Created in April 2014, the Alliance Management Committee will have Deboeuf managing four major functions of Renault and Nissan -- Human Resources, Purchasing, Engineering and Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management. He will also head RNBV's Global Executive Team responsible for best-practice sharing and accelerating synergies.