On 1 January 2016 Thierry Koskas took office as Groupe Renault executive vice-president for sales & marketing, after leading Renault’s operations in Argentina. He joined Renault in 1997, with qualifications from the École Polytechnique and École des Mines engineering schools in Paris. He announced the group’s sales results for 2015 on 18 January, and we met him to ask about his vision of world motor market conditions, and how they affected Renault sales in 2015.
The magazine “Vanity Fair” has for the third year running drawn up a list of the “50 most influential French people in the world”, chosen from designers, manufacturers, artists, scientists and sports people. For the 2015 edition, the magazine ranked Carlos Ghosn at the top of the list.
The RENAULT Group presented H1 Financial results on 30 July 2015, and we wanted to take this opportunity to ask five questions to our VP Finance Head of Investor Relations to have a "digest" feedback for our blog readers.
Back in June, Jean Agulhon (human resources director, France) told us about the campaign, announced in February, for recruiting a thousand people on permanent contracts at Renault France. Then this week we asked Philippe Buros (SVP - Market area France) about the new recruitment campaign for the Renault dealer network.
As the world’s leader in zero-emission mobility, we are pleased to announce that early June we sold our 250,000th electric vehicle: a white Renault ZOE to a French engineer.
In February, Renault announced it would be recruiting 1,000 people on permanent employment contracts in France in 2015, one half in production functions and the other half in services and engineering. The good news received broad press coverage in France and further afield. Three months on, we asked Jean Agulhon, human resources director for France, how the project was advancing.
Innovation is one of Carlos Ghosn’s priorities. It is also the core business of Navi Radjou, innovation advisor. The two men met in early 2015 to talk about innovation.
Renault unveiled its new brand identity at the Geneva Motor Show earlier on in the year. It features an upgrade to the logo and above all a powerful new tagline that emphasizes the Renault design renewal under way since 2012. To probe this important new development, we asked five questions to Guillaume Boisseau, the Renault group's brands director.
The Douai plant is heading for the top end of the market. The objective: to make New Espace a vehicle of flawless build, able to meet the needs of Renault’s top-end customers.
"The Renault plant in Oran, Algeria contributes to the development of a national automotive industry" - Carlos Ghosn
Indeed, some of you might not have been aware, but Renault is the first carmaker to set up industrial operations in Algeria. With a local presence dating back to 1922, when the Société Algérienne des Automobiles Renault was founded, Renault group has been the unrivalled leader in the Algerian automotive market for eight years. The Renault Algérie Production plant was inaugurated on November 10, 2014 in the presence of Abdelmalek Sellal, the Algerian Prime Minister, Abdesselam Bouchouareb, Algerian Minister of Industry and Mining, Laurent Fabius, French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Emmanuel Macron, French Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs, and Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Renault group.