Koskas is appointed president of Renault Sport

Thierry Koskas is appointed president of Renault Sport

Thierry Koskas is appointed president of Renault Sport

Renault Sport Racing, the French manufacturer’s racing arm, will have a new president next season as Thierry Koskas steps in to replace Jerome Stoll.

Stoll was appointed president of the company’s motor sport division, which includes their Renault Formula 1 team, in March 2016.

But, set to hit 65 next year, he is making way for 54-year-old Koskas.

Koskas, who will report directly to Carlos Ghosn, the chairman and chief executive officer of Groupe Renault, will take up the position on January 1, 2019.

“After a season marked by the progress of the Renault Sport Formula 1 team, Thierry Koskas will aim to continue with Cyril Abiteboul, managing director of Renault Sport Racing, the work started by Jerome Stoll and bring the team to the highest level of the discipline,” Renault said in a statement.

“He will also ensure that Formula 1’s contribution to Renault’s brand awareness worldwide is strengthened.”

Koskas is a long-time member of Renault having joined the company back in 1997 as manager of the distribution project.

He worked his way up the ranks and in 2016 was appointed Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Groupe Renault and became a member of the Renault Executive Committee.

He takes up his new position on January 1, 2019.

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