Chairman of groupe Renault Asia-Pacific region and Chairman of DRAC
Born in 1968, François Provost is graduated from the “Ecole Polytechnique” and “Ecole des Mines de Paris” engineering schools in Paris. He started his career as senior civil servant in the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, Treasury Department. He then became Member of Staff and 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 was the head of Renault worldwide Sales & Marketing strategy and planning. He was then appointed Chief Operating Officer of Renault Russia. In September 2011, he became CEO and Representative Director of Renault Samsung Motors.
In April 2016, François Provost became Senior Vice President, China Operations.
Since 1 January 2017, François Provost has been Chairman of Asia-Pacific region and remains Senior Vice President, China Operations, of Groupe Renault. He is also CEO of DRAC (Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company). He is a member of the Renault Management Committee (CDR). He sits on the e-GT NEV Board of Directors and on the RBJAC (Renault Brilliance Jinbei Automotive Industry) Board of Directors.