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April 15, 2021

Change of guard in the management of Automobile Dacia, from January 1

Starting from January 1, 2019, the new General Manager of Automobile Dacia will be Christophe Dridi, who takes over this position from Jerôme Olive, Alliance Regional SVP Manufacturing Process Engineering & Supply Chain Eurasia Region, who had an interim mandate starting from this September.

In the last two years, Christophe Dridi was the Executive Manager of Uzina Vehicule Dacia (Dacia Car Plant – e.n.) and a member of the management board of the company. Starting from the same date, Uzina Vehicule Dacia from Mioveni will be led by Miguel Oliver, the current Quality Manager of the Renault Palencia Plant (Spain). He will be in charge with the production of the Dacia models in the Global Access range.

“This year, we celebrate 50 years of Dacia, and soon we will celebrate 20 years since Groupe Renault came to Romania. It is a great privilege for me to join the over 17,700 employees who made these achievements possible over time, through their professionalism and talent in each of the activities involved by the construction of a car: from the customer study to after-sales. Groupe Renault Romania is not only a company that succeeds by the products it offers to customers from 44 countries of the world, but also an unmatched business model until today. I trust all the teams from Bucharest, Titu, Mioveni, Pitesti and Oarja that we will continue this dynamics and will answer with the same exigency to the our commitment towards every customer. At the same time, it is essential for us to remain competitive in an industry which is transforming permanently at global level. In 2019, we will inaugurate Renault Bucharest Connected, a unique headquarters for the employees in Bucharest. It is a management project that indicates more than ever that we are future-oriented”, Christophe Dridi stated.

Christophe Dridi has graduated l’Ecole Supérieures des Sciences et Technologies de l’Ingénieur from Nancy, France, and holds an MBA INSEAD degree. He began his career at Renault in 1993, as an engineer. In 2001, he joined the teams of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, in Japan, where he was a Quality Manager.

Later, he became the Quality Manager of Renault Mexico, and then he was in charge with the Renault Cars Incident Analysis at Technocentre, France. Since 2009, he took the responsibility as the Production Manager of the plant in Casablanca, and later he held the same position at the Tanger plant, both in Morocco. Since October 1, 2016, he led the Dacia Car Plant from Mioveni.

Miguel Oliver is an engineer, he graduated the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) and Braunschweig (Germany), and he is a bachelor in Economic Sciences of the Bilbao University (Spain). He began his career at Daimler, in 1999, where he had, for 17 years, various responsibilities in the fields of manufacturing, quality, engineering processes, auditing and vehicle launches. Since 2016, he joined Groupe Renault at the Palencia Plant, Spain, where he was the Car Quality Manager. There, he was in charge with the measures taken to improve the vehicle quality, the production being mainly based on the customers’ satisfaction.


Being a car manufacturer since 1898, Groupe Renault is present in 134 countries and sold 3.76 million cars in 2017. It relies on the complementarity of the five brands (Renault, Dacia, Samsung Motors, Alpine and Lada), on the electric vehicle and on its unique Alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi.

In 2016, Groupe Renault Romania’s turnover has exceeded EUR 5 billion. Being in the center of the Global Access range (which includes the Dacia models, produced on the Mioveni industrial platform), the Group is the leader on the local market, with the brands Dacia and Renault.

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