Renault names Middle East chief
Dubai, March 3, 2013
French automaker Renault has appointed Peyman kargar as the new managing director for its Middle East operations in line with its regional expansion strategy.
In his new role, Kargar will manage the industrial and commercial activities for Renault Group across the 13 countries under Renault Middle East (Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen).
Kargar will operate partly from the Renault Group headquarters in Paris, as well as from the Renault Middle East headquarters in Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai.
He intends to spend two-third of his time traveling across the Middle East to foster strong relations with Renault partners and customers in the region, said a comoany statement.
In his last position, as the managing director of Renault Iran, Kargar had managed three different companies earning a turnover of one billion euros ($1.3 billion).
Under his leadership, the sales zoomed within two years from 30,000 units a year to more than 100,000 units, with market share multiplied by four times up to 10 per cent, it added.
The 45-year-old Kargar has been working for Renault for 20 years. During this tenure, he had the opportunity to work in over 20 countries.
He has considerable experience in all the fields of the automotive industry, including engineering, manufacturing, project management, quality, sales and marketing, as well as business development.
“As a business developer, my way of working is to add partner strengths to those of Renault, to get the best to make the business grow… never underestimating competitors and never giving up the objectives but changing the road if necessary. This is the way we are going to make the difference.”
In 2012, Kargar won the ‘Leader of the Year’ award from Renault-Nissan CEO.-TradeArabia News Service