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Renault fired CEO Thierry Bollore

Mr. Thierry Bollore. Source: AFP

In a brief statement, Renault did not give reasons for the abrupt decision, but only stated Chief Financial Officer Clotilde Delbos will temporarily temporarily accept the position of CEO of the company during the company seeking leadership. new.

Earlier, Renault's board of directors met to make a decision to dismiss Mr. Bollore. A source familiar with the matter said that whether Mr. Bollore resigned or was dismissed, Renautl had not yet sought a new leader to replace Mr. Bollore and would appoint a temporary CEO.

Mr. Bollore took over the position of Renaul's CEO in January from Mr. Ghosn after he resigned and was accused of serious financial offenses. The reorganization of Renault's leadership came just days after its alliance partner Nissan appointed the new CEO, in part to reform the alliance of the two firms following the Ghosn scandal. Mr. Bollore has been in the automotive industry for many years and worked at Michelin Tire Company before joining Renault in 2012.

Earlier, French newspaper Le Figaro reported that President Renautl Jean-Dominique Senard, who was the former CEO of Michelin tire company, wanted to replace Mr. Bollore. Officials in the French government, the largest shareholder in Renault, said they supported a "complete cut" with the "dimension" Carlos Ghosn.

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