PARIS -- Renault Group has become the first major European automaker to spin off its electric vehicle activities into a stand-alone company with Ampere, which started operations Nov. 1 with group CEO Luca de Meo at the helm.
De Meo will make a pitch to investors to join in a public listing of Ampere at a capital markets day on Nov. 15. The executives who will run the company were named on Wednesday. They include Renault Group veterans; former VW Group managers (as de Meo once was); and a several executives from other companies and industries.
Here are some of the top managers.
Josep Maria Recasens, COO. Recasens joined Renault in 2021 from Seat as senior vice president of strategy and business development. He has been focused on partnerships and de Meo’s plan to realign the various parts of the group’s business, including separate units for mobility and finance, recycling and circular economy, and internal-combustion drivetrains. He was named chief strategy officer in February of this year. He is also manager for Renault’s business on the Iberian peninsula.