Olive, currently Senior Vice-President, Manufacturing and Logistics Europe,
Renault s.a.s., replaces Shohei Kimura who will move to a new leadership position in manufacturing within the Nissan group. His new position will be announced at a later date. Kimura has been head of the converged Alliance Manufacturing Engineering & Supply Chain Management function since its creation on April 1, 2014.
In his new position, Olive, 57, will be in-charge of further accelerating integration within the function. The Alliance Manufacturing Engineering & Supply Chain Management function is one of four key converged Renault and Nissan units. The others are Purchasing, Engineering and Human Resources, which were also set up on April 1, 2014. Purchasing is led by Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Engineering by Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi and Human Resources by Marie-Francoise Damesin.
Jose-Vicente de los Mozos will add Olive's current responsibilities to his duties as Executive Vice-President for Manufacturing & Supply Chain at Renault.
Olive joined Renault in 1982. He held various manufacturing-related positions at the Sandouville, Fonderie de Bretagne and Douai plants in France before he was promoted to General Manager of the Douai plant in 2004. In 2010, he joined Renault's subsidiary Dacia - maker of the popular Logan model - as Managing Director of the Renault Group in Romania and Managing Director of Dacia. In 2013, he was appointed Industrial Director for Renault's Euromed-Africa Region, in addition to his role as Managing Director of Dacia. He was promoted to Senior Vice-President, Manufacturing and Logistics Europe in January 2014, responsible for 16 production sites.