Carlos Tavares steps down as Renault COO
Carlos Tavares has stepped down as chief operating officer (COO) of Renault. A company statement has confirmed that it was 'mutually agreed' between Tavares and Renault that Tavares quit 'in order to pursue other personal projects'. It is speculated that Carlos may be headed to GM or even Ford after he openly expressed that he is interested in working for either of the two American giants.
It is speculated that Carlos Tavares might join GM or Ford
The company's chairman and CEO, Carlos Ghosn, will take up the responsibilities as interim COO till a suitable replacement for Tavares is found. "In order to reinforce Renault's industrial and commercial performance, an adaptation of the management's organisation will be confirmed and announced shortly," said Renault.
Tavares spent most of his long stint at Renault in the automaker's Engineering and Programmes wing in France. He came in as programme director at Nissan in 2004 and then became V-P of product strategy and product planning. He took up the role of executive V-P in 2005, joining the board of directors at Nissan. In 2009, he started leading operations at Nissan Americas. Carlos Tavares was appointed as COO of Renault in May 2013.
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