Bucharest – March 15, 2016: As from April 4, Yves Caracatzanis will be General Manager of Dacia and of Groupe Renault Romania, replacing Nicolas Maure who will take the reins at AVTOVAZ. Mr. Caracatzanis will report to Denis Le Vot, SVP and Director of Operations for the Eurasia Region.
Yves Caracatzanis was born in 1964 in Marseille and earned an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale Paris. He began his career with Bossard Consultants and then Hewlett Packard before joining Renault in 1992 as a Logistics Organisation Project Manager. He started working at the Flins plant in 1995 where he successively managed the Manufacture Assembly Workshop, then the Paint Department beginning in 1999 and the Quality Department as from 2002 for the launch of the Clio 3. In 2005, he was appointed SVP of Group Vehicle Prototype Engineering. In 2008, he participated in the creation of the Group Supply Chain, and became Groupe Renault SVP of the Global Supply Chain in 2010. Since 2013, he has been SVP of production and Supply Chain for the Eurasia Region.
Nicolas Maure, born in 1960 in Orléans, graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris and earned an MBA from Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD). From 1985 to 1987 he was a consultant with Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He pursued his career in the automobile industry at Valeo (1988-1993) then Faurecia (1993-2000). In 2000 he was appointed SVP of Parts and Accessories Sourcing at Renault, then SVP of the Quality Plan and General Manager of Société de Transmissions Automatiques. Between September 2006 and August 2008, Mr. Maure was director of the Dacia Powertrain Plant in Romania. He then became Vice President of Powertrain at Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization and, in March 2013, was appointed SVP of Groupe Renault Manufacturing Performance. Since January 2014, he has been General Manager of Groupe Renault Romania and CEO of Automobile Dacia.