Economics and finance expert Laurence Dors starts at Renault on Monday, March 1. She will join the French automaker's top-level executive committee as an executive vice president July 1.
Dors, 53, succeeds Bernard Rey, whose title was senior vice president, CEO office. Without being more specific, the company said that Rey will take on other responsibilities within the group.
The person with the CEO office title serves as an assistant and key advisor to Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn.
Dors comes to Renault from French software development company Dassault Systems, where she was senior executive vice president of global development and resources.
Dors graduated from Ecole normale Superieure and Ecole nationale d'Administration. She started her career with the French Ministry of Economy and Finance where she held several executive management positions. In 1994, she held a position as advisor on international economics with the French Minister of Economy, Edmond Alphandery, and then to French Prime Minister Alain Juppe.
She also has worked for French media company Lagardere Group and aerospace and defence giant EADS.