Groupe Renault announces the nomination of Antoine Doucerain as the CEO of Automobile Dacia and CEO of Groupe Renault Romania starting from May 1, 2018. He will be subordinated to Nicolas Maure, the Groupe Renault operations Manager for the Eurasia Region, which includes Romania, too.
Antoine Doucerain succeeds Yves Caracatzanis, who will take on another position within Groupe Renault.
“Groupe Renault is an important company in Romania, a successful company. I would like to thank to Yves Caracatzanis for his involvement, leading the talented teams in Romania: the industrial and commercial launching of the New Duster – the Dacia brand, goes beyond our own historical sales records in Europe, and our business model, Global Access, from the design stage to the after-sales stage, is an indisputable asset for Groupe Renault. I count on Antoine Doucerain in maintaining this dynamics, because Romania, more than ever, has a key role in the strategic development plan of Groupe Renault, Drive the Future” stated Nicolas Maure, the Groupe Renault Operations Manager for the Eurasia Region.
Antoine Doucerain joined Renault in 1993, within the Logistics Engineering Division. He continued his career in Manufacturing, first at the Douai plant, where he successively served as the head of the Montage Department, Technical Manager, Manufacturing Deputy Manager, then, in 2010, he was appointed as the Manager of the Maubeuge plant, where he was in charge with launching Kangoo ZE and preparing the Citan model for Daimler. In 20212 he went to Brazil to coordinate the set up of a new Nissan plant and the starting of the production of the Micra and Versa models. In May 2015 he returns to France, where he is appointed as Industrial Manager, coordinating 8 Renault Plants (the West Industrial Pole) with a high level of performance.
Yves Caracatzanis started his career within the Bossard Counsultants consultancy office, then at Hewlett Packard. In 1992, he joined Renault as the Logistics Organization Project Manager. In 1995, he joined the Flins plant, where he successively served as the head of the head of the Montage Manufacturing Workshop, the head of the Painting Department in 1999, and the head of the Quality Service in 2002, for the launching of Clio 3. In 2005, he became the Manager of the Vehicle Prototyping Engineering Department of the Groupe Renault. In 2008, he participated in setting up the Supply Chain (Logistics) Division of the Group. In 2010 he became the Supply Chain Manager of the Groupe Renault. Since 2013, he was the Industrial and Supply Chain Manager for the Eurasia Region. Starting from April 2016, Yves Caracatzanis is the CEO of Group Renault and the CEO of Automobile Dacia.