Renault CEO Thierry Bollore poses during a photo session in Paris on April 25 , 2019. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Renault group CEO Thierry Bolloré has been announced as the new CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, effective 10 September 2020.

Natarajan Chandrasekara, chairman of JLR owners Tata Motors and Jaguar Land Rover plc said he was delighted to welcome the executive to the famous brand.

“An established global business leader with a proven track record of implementing complex transformations, Thierry will bring a wealth of experience to one of the most revered positions in the industry,” he said.

Before his role as CEO of Groupe Renault Bolloré held senior positions at global automotive supplier Faurecia.

“Jaguar Land Rover is known around the world for its peerless brand heritage, exquisite design and deep engineering integrity,” said Bolloré. “It will be my privilege to lead this fantastic company through what continues to be the most testing time of our generation.

“Renowned for their passion and spirit, the people of Jaguar Land Rover are the driving force behind its success. I couldn’t be more excited to join the team continuing to shape the future of this iconic company.”

Bolloré predecessor Sir Ralf Speth is to take up his previously announced position of Non-executive vice chairman of Jaguar Land Rover plc.

Chandrasekaran added: “I want to thank Ralf for a decade of outstanding vision and leadership for Jaguar Land Rover and welcome him to his new Non-Executive position in addition to his existing role on the board of Tata Sons.”