Müller, Renault’s Chief Performance Officer, is leaving the automaker according to internal sources, paving the way for the appointment of Thierry Bolloré as Renault’s number two.
A few days before the presentation of the annual results, the appointment of a number 2 to succeed one day Carlos Ghosn became clearer.
Stefan Müller has decided to leave the French manufacturer this week. Müller who was competing for the number two position leaves the field open to Thierry Bolloré who becomes the de facto future CEO of Renault.
Aged 54, Thierry Bolloré meets the requirements for the position : French, from the group and younger than a decade that Carlos Ghosn. Like the latter, he also began his career at Michelin.
Stefan Müller and Thierry Bolloré both joined Renault in 2012. Müller first worked for BMW, Ford and Volkswagen before joining the French manufacturer as head of the European market. He was appointed Chief Performance Officer in 2016.