PARIS -- Volkswagen Group has named Renault's former chief of Europe, Jacques Rivoal, as president of the German automaker's French operations.
Rivoal, 54, will spearhead VW's aggressive campaign to gain more market share in Renault's home market.
Rivoal succeeds Marie Christine Caubet, 61, who is retiring.
Rivoal moves to his new role from head of Volkswagen France's passenger car division. Arnaud Barral, head of sales for Volkswagen France, will assume Rivoal's current duties.
After joining Renault in 1984, Rivoal rose to become senior vice president for the automaker's Europe market area in 2009. He left Renault and joined Volkswagen in 2010.