PARIS -- Renault Group has promoted Denis Le Vot, a veteran Renault-Nissan alliance executive, as president of sales, marketing and regions.
Le Vot replaces Olivier Murguet, who is leaving Renault, the automaker said in a statement.
Le Vot will report to Clothilde Delbos, who is serving as interim CEO until Luca de Meo takes over as head of Renault in July.
Le Vot is currently senior vice president for the alliance's light-commercial vehicles business unit.
Renault reported a 3.4 percent decline in vehicle sales in 2019, with sharp drops outside of Europe. Former CEO Carlos Ghosn had prioritized regional sales growth in his 2017 midterm plan.
Le Vot's appointment continues a shake-up in Renault management that started after Ghosn's arrest in Japan in November 2018. A number of top executives have left Renault and the alliance, some for rival PSA Group, and others were reassigned.
Le Vot, 54, becomes an executive vice president and member of the executive committee.
Le Vot received an engineering degree from the prestigious School of Mines in Paris before starting his career at Renault in 1990.
The executive held sales and marketing positions in Russia, Belgium and Turkey before being named head of Renault's Eurasia region in 2016.
He was also a member of the board of directors of AvtoVAZ, Renault's Russian subsidiary that makes the Lada brand.
In January 2018 Le Vot was named chairman of the management committee for Nissan North America. But after only 14 months in the post he was assigned to lead the alliance LCV business unit, with global responsibility for vans and pickups.
In October, Murguet was named as one of two deputies to assist Delbos after the abrupt dismissal of CEO Thierry Bollore. He was named head of regions in 2015 and added the sales and marketing post in October 2018, reporting to Bollore, who was chief operating officer at the time.
Murguet started his career at Renault in 1990.