MILAN -- Former Renault executive Laurent Diot has joined Fiat to head the Italian brand's global marketing and communications.
Diot is the second former Renault executive recruited by Fiat in the past few months. Fellow Frenchman Francois Leboine has been head of Fiat design since June 1.
Diot, who took office on Oct. 1, reports to Olivier Francois, global marketing chief for Fiat and its parent Stellantis, Fiat said in a statement.
Francois said Diot joins Fiat at a time when the resources the brand will gain from Stellantis "will let Fiat express its full potential around the world."
With the arrival of Diot, "Fiat's global team is complete," Francois said in the statement.
Francois said earlier this year that the brand's product lineup will become electric-only between 2025 and 2030.
Diot has a master's degree in Engineering Management from France's l'Ecole Centrale in Paris and has an international career in the automotive industry spanning 25 years.
He joined Renault in 1997 and had several roles in sales, marketing and business development in markets including Europe, Asia, China, South America and Africa.
The roles included director of operations in Morocco, deputy general manager of sales and marketing at Renault's joint venture with Dongfeng in China, and CEO of Renault Portugal.
In 2020, Diot returned to France to head Renault marketing in its home country.