Groupe Renault UK announces the appointment of Vincent Tourette as Managing Director, effective today.
Vincent Tourette has worked for the Renault-Nissan Alliance for 23 years. Most recently, Vincent was with Nissan, based in Tokyo, as Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, with global responsibility for their LCV range (pick-ups, vans and light trucks). Previously he has held a variety of commercial roles with Groupe Renault including CEO for the five countries in the Nordic region, Marketing Director for the Netherlands and, previously in the UK, as General Manager for a Renault Retail Group branch and Marketing Planning Manager at Renault UK. In his new role as Managing Director, he will be responsible for Renault and Dacia in UK and Ireland and also the right-hand drive markets of Cyprus and Malta. Vincent will report to Ken Ramirez, Senior Vice-President Sales and Marketing Europe G9, and replaces Paul Flanagan, whose future role within the group will be announced shortly.
Commenting on the appointment, Ken Ramirez said: “I am delighted to welcome Vincent back to the UK with Groupe Renault. He is a highly talented executive with a wealth of experience and we are very fortunate to have him again with us in the Europe region.”
Vincent Tourette, Managing Director, Groupe Renault UK & Ireland said: “It’s a very exciting time to be coming back to the UK. I can see that tremendous growth had been achieved in the recent years and I’m sure that there will be more to come with the youngest model range in Europe and more to come with the forthcoming launch this year of the All-New Renault Koleos.”
About Groupe Renault
Groupe Renault has been making cars since 1898. Today it is an international multi-brand group, selling 3.2 million vehicles in 127 countries in 2016, with 36 manufacturing sites, 12,700 sales outlets and employing more than 120,000 people. To meet the major technological challenges of the future and continue its strategy of profitable growth, the Group is harnessing its international growth and the complementary fit of its three brands, Renault, Dacia and Renault Samsung Motors, together with electric vehicles and the unique Alliance with Nissan. With a new team in Formula 1 and a strong commitment to Formula E, Renault sees motorsport as a vector of innovation and brand awareness.
In the UK, Groupe Renault UK has nearly 160 dealers selling the range of Renault cars, LCVs and Dacia. Groupe Renault UK sales continue to outgrow the UK vehicle market and, in 2016, sales totalled 137,506 vehicles – up 8 per cent on 2015. Renault UK was voted number one in the 2016 Auto Express Driver Power survey for dealer satisfaction.