PARIS/YOKOHAMA (October 20th, 2016) – Véronique Sarlat-Depotte, Purchasing Alliance Global Senior Vice President & Deputy Managing Director of Renault Nissan Purchasing Organization (RNPO), is appointed today Purchasing Alliance Global Executive Vice President and Chairman & Managing Director of Renault Nissan Purchasing Organization , effective November 1st. She will replace Yasuhiro Yamauchi who is appointed Chief Competitive Officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Makoto Uchida, currently Program Director of Datsun Business Unit, is appointed Purchasing Alliance Global Vice President and Nissan Corporate Officer effective November 1st, 2016. He will be the deputy of Ms. Sarlat-Depotte.
On January 1st, 2015, Véronique Sarlat-Depotte was appointed Renault-Nissan Alliance Global SVP, Purchasing and Deputy Managing Director of Renault Nissan Purchasing Organization (RNPO), also becoming a member of Renault Management Committee. She reported to Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Purchasing Alliance EVP, Purchasing and Chairman & Managing Director of RNPO.
Véronique Sarlat-Depotte began her career at Renault in 1989 as part of the Purchasing Division. She has held several positions within Renault and Nissan, in France and Japan, within Purchasing, RNPO and CEO Office. In 2005, she was appointed Deputy General Manager, Purchasing Strategy at Nissan Motors Limited in Japan before being promoted General Manager in 2007 at the Japan Headquarters. In 2009, she was appointed GM, RNPO Vehicle Body Parts within RNPO. In 2010, she was promoted Vice President, RNPO Body & Electrical. In 2014, she became Alliance Global Director, RNPO Body & Electrical. Véronique Sarlat-Depotte graduated from the EPF with an engineering degree in 1989.
Makoto Uchida joined Nissan in 2003 as Clerk to Renault Nissan Purchasing Organization (RNPO). He was appointed Manager of RNPO in 2006, and in 2010, he was promoted to Vice President of RNPO in charge of Paint Industrial and Logistics.
In 2012, he moved to Renault Samsung Motors where he served as Senior Executive Managing Director in charge of Program and Total Cost Delivery management. As of April 2014, Mr. Uchida served as Program Director in charge of Datsun.
Prior to joining Nissan he was Assistant Manager, Automotive Department, Nissho Iwai Corporation. He graduate from Doshisha University.
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 cars in nearly 200 countries in 2015. The Alliance also operates strategic collaborations with other automakers, including Germany’s Daimler and China’s Dongfeng. The Alliance has a majority stake in the joint venture that owns Russia’s top automaker, AVTOVAZ.