biography François Provost

Title: SVP, International Development & Partnerships and 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 .

In April , 2019, François Provost becomes SVP, Chairman of China Region, Groupe Renault. He also sits on the Board of Directors of e-GT NEV, RBJAC (Renault Brilliance Jinbei Automotive Industry), JMEV (Jiangling NEV) and of AILSH (Alliance Innovation Lab Shanghai). 

As of October 1st,  Francois Provost is appointed SVP, International Development & Partnerships. He will report to Luca de Meo, Groupe Renault CEO. He also retains his position as Chairman of China Region, for which he reports to Denis Le Vot, EVP, Regions, Sales and Marketing of Groupe Renault. François Provost is member of the Groupe Renault Management Committee.