PARIS — Renault’s marketing chief, Francois Renard, is quitting the automaker after just over a year in the post.
Company veteran executive Xavier Martinet will replace Renard, Renault said in a statement.
Renard joined Renault in November 2018 under previous CEO Thierry Bollore after working for non auto companies including Unilever and skin care products company Kate Somerville.
Renard is the latest in a series of top executives who have left the automaker, which has been struggling since the arrest and ouster of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.
Renault veteran Arnaud Deboeuf quit in September to join rival PSA Group, blaming Bollore for forcing his exit. Deboeuf had led the Renault-Nissan alliance operations.
Bollore was ousted by the automaker’s board in October when finance chief Clotilde Delbos was appointed interim CEO. Renault is looking for a new CEO with Italian executive Luca de Meo said to be favorite for the post.
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