Renault removes Thierry Bolloré as CEO

Published: 11 October 2019

► Renautl CEO ousted by board
► Replaced by interim boss, Clotilde Delbos
► Ties to Carlos Ghosn haunting Alliance

Renault’s Chief Executive Officer, Thierry Bolloré, has been removed from office by the brand’s board members with immediate effect.

Bolloré has been replaced by Clotilde Delbos (pictured below) who, up until now has been Groupe Renault’s chief financial officer. She will be assisted by Olivier Murguet, Exec VP for sales and marketing, and José-Vicente de los Mozos who is, among other things, Groupe Renault’s Exec VP for manufacturing.

Clotilde Delbos Renault

According to Reuters, Bolloré has been described as Carlos Ghosn’s right-hand man, which the Renault-Nissan Alliance feels it needs to step away from. The after-effects of Ghosn’s own ousting over allegations of financial misconduct are still being felt.

The news comes after a series of managerial shake-ups for the Alliance since Ghosn’s allegations. Nissan appointed Makoto Uchida its newest CEO just two days before Bolloré’s removal.

We’ll update this story as it develops.

By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches