As of January 6th, 2020, Gilles Le Borgne joins Groupe Renault as Executive Vice-President Engineering and a member of the Group Executive Committee (CEG). He will report to Clotilde Delbos, Chief Executive Officer for an interim period.
Gaspar Gascon Abellan has decided to leave the company to pursue personal projects.
Clotilde Delbos paid tribute to the commitment and career of Gaspar Gascon Abellan:
For thirty years, Gaspar has been involved in Renault’s engineering teams and, at its head, has significantly developed powertrain engineering and contributed to the design of successful vehicles. The arrival of Gilles Le Borgne as head of the Group's product engineering teams will accelerate the transformation of our engineering and effectively consolidate our R&D in a context of high technological stakes and rapidly changing environmental regulations in Europe and around the world. His extensive experience and track record, recognized throughout the automotive industry, will also help develop and optimize operational synergies within Renault and the Alliance.
Gilles Le Borgne, 57, is a graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Céramiques industrielles.
After more than thirty years with the PSA Group, Gilles Le Borgne is recognized as one of France's leading and most comprehensive experts in vehicle engineering and design.
After eight years of research and development on materials and technologies, he became chief engineer of the Citroën C3 phase I platform. He then took responsibility for advanced vehicle concepts for seven years. In 2010, he was appointed head of the Pre-Projects Department, before becoming Director of Research and Development in April 2013 and then Quality and Engineering Director of the PSA Group from September 2016 to May 2019.
From January 2015 to May 2018, he was also Chairman of the Automotive Technical Committee (CTA) within the PFA (Platform of the Automotive Sector). In 2018, he received the "Eurostar" prize awarded by Automotive News Europe in the "Product Development Executive" category.