Renault appoints Gilles Le Borgne EVP Engineering

Renault has appointed Gilles Le Borgne as EVP Engineering and a member of the group executive committee (CEG), reporting to CEO, Clotilde Delbos for an interim period.

Gaspar Gascon Abellan has decided to leave the company to pursue personal projects.

"For thirty years, Gaspar has been involved in Renault's engineering teams and, at its head, has significantly developed powertrain engineering and contributed to the design of successful vehicles," said Delbos.

"The arrival of Gilles Le Borgne as head of the Group's product engineering teams will accelerate the transformation of our engineering and effectively consolidate our R&D in a context of high technological stakes and rapidly changing environmental regulations in Europe and around the world."

Le Borgne is a graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Céramiques Industrielles.

After eight years of research and development on materials and technologies, he became chief engineer of the Citroën C3 phase I platform. He subsequently took responsibility for advanced vehicle concepts for seven years.

In 2010, he was appointed head of the Pre-Projects Department, before becoming director of Research and Development in 2013 and then Quality and Engineering Director of the PSA Group from September, 2016 to May, 2019.

From 2015 to 2018, he was also chairman of the Automotive Technical Committee (CTA) within the PFA (Platform of the Automotive Sector).

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