At the monthly meeting of the operational council of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, the members decided to create a joint position of Secretary General. This future manager will be appointed in the coming days.
The Alliance is up and running to rectify the crisis, which began just a year ago following the fall of Carlos Ghosn . This crisis has strongly affected the results of the French and Japanese manufacturers. For the record, the trio had distinguished itself in 2018 by becoming the world leader, before Toyota, in the automotive market with 10.76 million vehicles sold, before experiencing a decline this year. Indeed, Renault and Nissan have in particular reduced their profitability targets for 2019 to 5% and 1.4%, respectively, while Toyota forecasts an operating margin of 8% and Volkswagen at 7.5%.
To try to stop the decline, the three manufacturers plan to launch new industrial projects. At the last monthly meeting of the Alliance’s operational council, held on November 28, 2019, the three groups decided to set up a secretary-general in charge of coordinating and speeding up these projects, in the optics to support the operating profit of each company. Appointed in a few days, he will officiate under the authority of Jean-Dominique Senard , president of the Alliance and general managers of the three manufacturers.
This creation of position comes as the Alliance knows several movements within the directions. For the record, the Renault group is still waiting for its definitive managing director , following the dismissal of Thierry Bolloré . Clotilde Delbos is currently acting. On the Nissan side, Makoto Uchida and Ashwani Gupta took over in October 2019 from Hiroto Saikawa .