Renault could name Pelata’s successor from internal list

first_img whatsapp Renault could name Pelata’s successor from internal list THE chief executive of French carmaker Renault has said that the company has several possible internal candidates to replace chief operating officer Patrick Pelata, who resigned this week over an industrial espionage fiasco.Renault, 15-per cent owned by the French state, fired three executives in January, saying its high-profile electric vehicle project had been targeted by an international spy network, but later had to admit it was tricked – the men did nothing wrong and there was no spying.“It’s too early to give a name, but have confidence in us,” said Carlos Ghosn. “Renault has a succession plan for all its management. The interim period will not drag on but we will take a few weeks to examine the different candidatures,” Ghosn said.“And I think there are several possible candidates internally,” he added.It has been reported that Philippe Klein, executive vice president of product planning and programmes, and finance chief Dominique Thormann were in the running to replace Pelata.Ghosn also said that an investigation into the industrial espionage case did not implicate him and he never thought of resigning over it.“Nothing in the audit implicates me,” Ghosn said, referring to an inquiry that led to Pelata’s resignation.The group set out a new strategic plan in February that aimed to nearly double operating margin to more than five per cent of sales in 2013, as part of a new growth plan that targets Brazil and Russia as key markets.Dominique Thormann, currently finance chief at Renault, is reported to be in the running to become chief operating officer Wednesday 13 April 2011 7:48 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share KCS-content More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULLlast_img

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