biography Ali Kassaï Koupaï

Title: EVP, Product Planning and Programs Groupe Renault
Year of birth: 1962
Studies: Doctorate in turbomechanical vibrations at INSA Lyon


Born in 1962, Ali Kassaï Koupaï is graduated from INSA-Lyon and holds a doctorate in turbomechanical vibrations. He was Assistant Professor at INSA between 1987 and 1990.

He began his career at Renault in 1990 as an acoustics research engineer. In 1992, he joined the Transmissions Department as head of the research unit in charge of clutches and gearbox housing. In 2002, he left engineering to move to the Product Planning Department as head of the engines and transmissions range. In October 2008, after a cross-functional assignment in reducing powertrain diversity, Ali Kassai Koupaï was appointed head of the B program in charge of Clio, Captur and Twingo, and managed the partnership with Daimler over the Edison Project (smart).

In February 2015, Ali Kassai Koupaï was appointed Senior Vice President, Product Planning of Groupe Renault.

On 1 April, 2019, Ali Kassaï Koupaï is appointed Executive Vice President, Product Planning and Programs of Groupe Renault. He becomes a member of the Groupe Renault Executive Committee.