RENAULT-NISSAN ALLIANCE APPOINTS NEW ALLIANCE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF CONVERGED PURCHASING ORGANIZATION

  • Yasuhiro Yamauchi appointed Alliance Executive Vice President, Purchasing and Chairman & Managing Director of Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization (RNPO) as of Jan. 1, 2015
  • Will replace Christian Vandenhende who is appointed Executive Vice President, Quality and Total Customer Satisfaction, Renault
  • Véronique Sarlat-Depotte is appointed Alliance Global Senior Vice President, Purchasing & Deputy Managing Director of RNPO

PARIS/YOKOHAMA (Dec. 12, 2014)— Yasuhiro Yamauchi has been appointed Alliance Executive Vice President, Purchasing and Chairman & Managing Director of Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization (RNPO), effective  Jan. 1, 2015. Yamauchi replaces Christian Vandenhende who is appointed Executive Vice President, Quality and Total Customer Satisfaction, Renault.
Yamauchi, currently Alliance Global Vice President, Purchasing & Deputy Managing Director of RNPO, will report toThierry Bolloré, Chief Competitive Officer, Renault, and Hiroto Saikawa, Chief Competitive Officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., in his new position.

Véronique Sarlat-Depotte, currently Alliance Global Director, Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization Body & Electrical, will succeed Yamauchi as Alliance Global Senior Vice President, Purchasing & Deputy Managing Director of RNPO. She will become a member of the Renault Management Committee and will report to Yamauchi.

Purchasing is one of four key business functions that Renault and Nissan convergence on April 1, 2014 in order to boost efficiency and synergies. The other converged functions are Engineering, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management, and Human Resources. The convergence of the four functions is expected to help the 15-year-old Alliance achieve at least €4.3 billion in annualized synergies by 2016, up from €2.9 billion in 2013.

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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 8.3 million cars in nearly 200 countries in 2013. The Alliance also operates strategic collaborations with automakers including Germany’s Daimler, China’s Dongfeng, and India’s Ashok Leyland and has a majority stake in the joint venture which owns Russia’s top automaker, AVTOVAZ.

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Contacts:

Mia Nielsen
Renault-Nissan Alliance
+33 (0)6 10 83 31 33
mia.nielsen@renault-nissan.com

Alejandra Kaufman
Renault
+33 (0)1 76 89 78 78
alejandra.kaufman@renault.com                

Toshitake Inoshita
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
+81 (0)50-3804-7199
t-inoshita@mail.nissan.co.jp

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