Four of the seven members of the executive committee – François Hinfray, commercial director, Pierre-Alain de Smedt (industry and technical), Patrick Faure (communication and Formula 1) and Georges Douin (plan, products, international operations) – will therefore say goodbye soon. to allow the internal promotion of four managers of the company, in agreement with Carlos Ghosn.
“We organize the handover a little before, rather than after the change of president. It’s a bit atypical, but I think it’s quite rational,” said Mr. Schweitzer in an interview with Le Figaro.
An unprecedented double piloting
Renault’s new organization does not intend to change the balance of the alliance between the French manufacturer and its Japanese partner Nissan. Not only will Carlos Ghosn be the boss of the two manufacturers, an unprecedented dual piloting, but Renault will model the operation of certain structures on the Nissan model.
It is surprising to see the most publicized of them (Patrick Faure) leave the adventure after excellent results in F1, would he not pay the pot for having hired a Jacques Villeneuve who did not make a big impression? , and who left in 2005 with the competition (Sauber) with some very useful confidential information.
Let’s hope that his successor will be able to see in Franck Montagny the long-awaited French successor in F1.