Fabrice Cambolieve has been promoted to CEO of the Renault brand, succeeding Groupe Renault CEO Luca de Meo, who has held both titles since July 2020.
Cambolive will assume his new role on February 1 and will be promoted from his role as Chief Operating Officer of the Renault brand. He reports to Demeo.
Cambolive, 54, joined the Renault Group in 1992 and held international sales positions in Spain, Switzerland, France, Germany and Romania. In 2011, he was appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Russia and Eurasia. He was appointed CEO of Renault He Brasil in 2015.
Camboriv was promoted to Head of Africa/Middle East/India/Pacific in 2017. She will assume the role of Head of Sales and Operations for the Renault He brand in 2021, and assumed her current role as Chief Operating Officer in May 2022.
Under De Meo, the Renault brand has expanded from compact and midsize cars to major new models, from high-volume but low-margin small cars like the Clio, to major new models including the Austral compact SUV and the upcoming Espace midsize SUV. It’s shifting its focus to segments. Cambolive will be integral to that transition, De Meo said in a release Wednesday.
“His commitment, his international experience and deep knowledge of the group will enable him to ensure the brand’s advancement in high-value segments,” he said of Cambolive.