Renault-Nissan Alliance Makes Significant Advancements to Close the Gender Gap

– Renault and Nissan promoted several women to key executive leadership positions in 2016.
– At Renault, one-quarter of the Executive Committee are women.
– At Nissan, the percentage of women in management positions in Japan is more than double the national average for large manufacturers.
– Renault and Nissan are being widely recognized for the Alliance’s commitment to gender equality.

As it kicks off the Women’s Forum 2016, the Renault-Nissan Alliance confirms its ongoing commitment to gender equality, which resulted in major advancements for women at both Renault and Nissan during the past year.

Renault and Nissan have promoted several women to key executive leadership positions, including: Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as purchasing Alliance global executive vice president and chairman and managing director of Renault Nissan Purchasing Organization (RNPO); Clotilde Delbos as executive vice president and chief financial officer Groupe Renault and chairman of the board of RCI Banque ; and Mayra Gonzalez as president and managing director, Nissan Mexico.

“Our commitment to gender equality serves our business’s competitiveness as we focus on attracting the best talent around the world,” Alliance Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn said. “We have taken important steps to promote equality at all levels of the Alliance. While we are proud to have one of the industry’s best track records to date, more needs to be done and we remain fully engaged.”

The percentage of women employees at Renault, headquartered in France, and Japan-based Nissan has increased considerably since last year, particularly in manager-level positions.