biography François Provost

Title: SVP, Chairman of China Region, Groupe Renault
Year of birth: 1968
Studies: Ecole Polytechnique,
Ecole des Mines de Paris


Born in 1968, François Provost graduated from the École polytechnique and École des mines de Paris in France.

He started his career as senior civil servant in the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, Treasury Department. He then became 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 served as Vice-President, Strategy and planning, within the Sales and Marketing department. He was then appointed Chief Operating Officer of Renault Russia.

In September 2011, he became CEO of Renault Samsung Motors.

In 2016, François Provost became Senior Vice President, China Operations and CEO of DRAC (Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company).

In January 2017, François Provost was appointed Chairman of Asia-Pacific region while remaining Senior Vice President, China Operations and CEO of DRAC.

As of April 1st, 2019, François Provost becomes SVP, Chairman of China Region, Groupe Renault. He also sits on the Board of Directors of DRAC, of the e-GT NEV, of RBJAC (Renault Brilliance Jinbei Automotive Industry) and of ATCC (Alliance Technology Center China). He is a member of the Groupe Renault Management Committee.