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Patrick Pélata was appointed Executive Vice President, Product and Strategic Planning and Programs for the Renault group and joined the Group Executive Committee in 2005. He joined Renault in 1984 as a shop foreman in body-in-white assembly at the Flins plant. Between 1985 and 1993, he worked in several engineering positions. He became Senior Vice President, Vehicle Engineering in 1998 and joined the Renault Management Committee. In 1999, he joined Nissan as Executive Vice President, Corporate and Product Planning, Design and Programs and was made a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of Nissan. In 2002, he also chaired the Management Committee of Nissan Europe.
Mr Pélata is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees, and holds a PhD in socioeconomics from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.[an error occurred while processing the directive]