The former boss of Renault has been announced as the new boss of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). Thierry Bolloré, pictured above, will succeed Sir Ralf Speth as the head of JLR.
Previously CEO of Groupe Renault, and before that at automotive supplier Faurecia (and before that at Michelin), Bolloré will begin his duties as the head of the UK’s biggest car manufacturer on September 10, 2020.
“Jaguar Land Rover is known around the world for its peerless brand heritage, exquisite design, and deep engineering integrity,” he said on his appointment. “It will be my privilege to lead this fantastic company through what continues to be the most testing time of our generation.
“Renowned for their passion and spirit, the people of Jaguar Land Rover are the driving force behind its success. I couldn’t be more excited to join the team continuing to shape the future of this iconic company.”
The man he succeeds, Sir Ralf Speth, will become non-executive vice chairman of JLR.
The chairman of Tata Sons, Tata Motors, and JLR, Natarajan Chandrasekaran, added: “I want to thank Ralf for a decade of outstanding vision and leadership for Jaguar Land Rover and welcome him to his new non-executive position in addition to his existing role on the board of Tata Sons.”
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.