• Jérôme Olive, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Logistics Europe, Renault s.a.s., appointed new head of Alliance Manufacturing Engineering & Supply Chain Management
  • Olive replaces Shohei Kimura who moves to new manufacturing position within the Nissan group
  • Appointments effective Aug. 1

PARIS/YOKOHAMA (July 9, 2015)–The Renault-Nissan Alliance today announced that Jérôme Olive has been appointed Alliance Executive Vice President, Alliance Manufacturing Engineering & Supply Chain Management, effective Aug. 1.

Olive, currently Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Logistics Europe, Renault s.a.s., replaces Shohei Kimura who will move to a new leadership position in manufacturing within the Nissan group. His new position will be announced at a later date. Kimura has been head of the converged Alliance Manufacturing Engineering & Supply Chain Management function since its creation on April 1, 2014.

In his new position, Olive, 57, will be in charge of further accelerating integration within the function. The Alliance Manufacturing Engineering & Supply Chain Management function is one of four key converged Renault and Nissan units. The others are Purchasing, Engineering and Human Resources, which were also set up on April 1, 2014. Purchasing is led by Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Engineering by Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi and Human Resources by Marie-Francoise Damesin.

Jose-Vicente de los Mozos will add Olive’s current responsibilities to his duties as Executive Vice President for Manufacturing & Supply Chain at Renault.

Olive joined Renault in 1982. He held various manufacturing-related positions at the Sandouville, Fonderie de Bretagne and Douai plants in France before he was promoted to General Manager of the Douai plant in 2004. In 2010, he joined Renault’s subsidiary Dacia – maker of the popular Logan model – as Managing Director of the Renault Group in Romania and Managing Director of Dacia. In 2013, he was appointed Industrial Director for Renault’s Euromed-Africa Region, in addition to his role as Managing Director of Dacia. He was promoted to Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Logistics Europe in January 2014, responsible for 16 production sites.

The converged Purchasing, Engineering, Engineering Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management and Human Resources functions were created to accelerate efficiency and synergies across the Alliance. Thanks to the convergence, the Alliance expects to overachieve on its goal of generating 4.3 billion euros in annualized synergies by 2016, up from an estimated 3.8 billion euros in 2014.

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About the Renault-Nissan Alliance                                                                                     

The Renault-Nissan Alliance is a strategic partnership between Paris-based Renault and Yokohama, Japan-based Nissan, which together sell one in 10 cars worldwide. The companies, which have been strategic partners since 1999, sold 8.5 million vehicles in nearly 200 countries in 2014. In addition to AVTOVAZ, the Alliance operates strategic collaborations with other automakers including Germany’s Daimler, Japan’s Mitsubishi Motors, China’s Dongfeng, and India’s Ashok Leyland.

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