Renault SA Chief Operating Officer Carlos Tavares proposed taking on a wider role at the French carmaker in meetings this week with Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn, two people familiar with the matter said.
PSA Peugeot Citroen’s incoming Chief Executive Officer Carlos Tavares hustled around the Geneva International Motor Show this week in a way that didn’t suggest he was taking one of the toughest jobs in the auto industry.
PSA Peugeot Citroen hired former Renault SA executive Carlos Tavares to lead the French manufacturer out of a six-year slump in European demand that has sapped the finances of the region’s second-biggest carmaker.
As the top lieutenant to Renault SA Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn, Carlos Tavares admits he’s unlikely to succeed his boss, who’s just 59. So he wants to run General Motors Co. or Ford Motor Co. instead.
PSA Peugeot Citroen’s move to name former Renault SA operations chief Carlos Tavares as its future chief executive officer stands to help secure an alliance with Dongfeng Motor Corp., which may be the carmaker’s last chance to end its reliance on Europe’s slumping car market.