Renault signs Luca de Meo for the CEO position

The Board of Directors of Renault has agreed to appoint Luca de Meo, former Chairman of SEAT, as Chief Executive Officer of Renault S.A., and Chairman of Renault s.a.s.. The appointment will be effective on July 1st, 2020.

Clotilde Delbos, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Renault S.A. will continue to assume her functions until De Meo takes office. In addition, the Board of Directors gave a favorable opinion on her appointment to the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Renault S.A., effective July 1st, 2020.

Return to Renault after a whole career in the automotive industry

Luca de Meo began his career at Renault before joining Toyota Europe, then the Fiat Group where he managed the Lancia, Fiat and Alfa Romeo brands. He has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive sector.

Luca de Meo (CEO of Renault S.A., and Chairman of Renault s.a.s.). © SEAT.

Luca de Meo joined the Volkswagen Group in 2009 as Marketing Director, both for passenger cars of the Volkswagen brand and for the Volkswagen Group. He then held the position of member of the Board of Directors in charge of Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG in 2012.

De Meo’s career within SEAT and the Audi-Volkswagen Group has always been featured by a clear vision of the need to change the activity of the company  from just manufacturing vehicles to the connected and green mobility provider position.

He has been Chairman of the Executive Committee of SEAT from November 1, 2015 until January 2020, as well as member of the Supervisory Boards Ducati and Lamborghini, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Volkswagen Group in Italy.

Jean-Dominique Senard, Chairman of the Board of Directors said on the appointment of Luca de Meo: “I am delighted with this new governance, which marks a decisive step for the Group and for the Alliance. Luca de Meo is a great strategist and visionary of a rapidly changing automotive world. His expertise but also his passion for cars make him a real asset for the Group. I also thank Clotilde Delbos who provides interim management of the Group in an exceptional manner.
She has demonstrated day after day her commitment and determination in the service of Renault. Together, with the support of a renewed and strengthened executive committee, they will form a high-quality, multi-talented team equal to Renault’s ambitions.”

Born in Italy in Milan in 1967, Luca de Meo graduated in business administration at the Luigi Bocconi Commercial University in Milan.

Working at Renault since 2012

Delbos joined Groupe Renault in 2012 as Group Controller. On May 1st, 2014, she was appointed Alliance Global Director, Control. On April 25, 2016, she was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Groupe Renault. She also became Chairman of the Board of Directors of RCI Banque and is a member of the Groupe Renault Executive Committee.

Clotilde Delbos (interim CEO at Renault). Photo credit: Olivier Martin-Gambier.

On October 11th, 2019, she was appointed CEO of Renault for an interim period and remains Chief Financial Officer of Groupe Renault and Chairman of the Board of Directors of RCI Banque.
Born in 1967, Clotilde Delbos is graduated of EM Lyon. She began her career in California, then at Price Waterhouse in Paris before joining the Pechiney Group in 1992.

She held various positions before becoming Division Financial Director. After Pechiney’s acquisition by Alcan, Clotilde Delbos served as Vice President & Business Finance Director of the Engineered Products Division from 2005 up until it was sold in 2011.

Image over the headline.- Luca de Meo (CEO of Renault S.A., and Chairman of Renault s.a.s.). © SEAT.

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