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New managing director for Renault UK

Ken Ramirez has become managing director of Renault UK, replacing Thierry Sybord, following his move to a European role within the company.

Sybord, who has earned much respect for his reorganisation of loss-making Renault UK, has been promoted to a European role with the carmaker.

Ramirez was managing director of Nissan Latin America and the Caribbean, responsible for all of the Nissan and Infiniti brands’ operations in the region, covering 37 countries.

Ramirez said: "Under Thierry's leadership, Renault UK has made significant progress through its business evolution plan, at both company and dealer levels.

" I look forward to continuing to rebuild our brand value and market presence in the months ahead. With six great new models to launch within less than six months, including the stunning new Renault Clio and the introduction of the Dacia brand and its initial line-up of Duster, Sandero and Sandero Stepway, we are clearly affirming our commitment to our loyal and new customers as well as to our partners in the dealer network.

"I’m eager to get to know the UK market and confident of the exciting future for our Renault and Dacia brands in the UK."

Puerto Rico born Ramirez joined Nissan in 2002 following more than 10 years at Motorola’s Automotive Electronics and Telematics Communications groups. He has held various roles at Nissan Technical Centre North America, Nissan Technical Centre Japan, Nissan North America, Nissan Mexicana and Nissan Latin America and the Caribbean.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry in US, Japan, Mexico and Latin America.

He has held leadership roles in R&D, program management, corporate planning and sales and marketing.

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  • Glenys Dodd - 02/08/2015 23:38

    Hi Can I ask that after finding a Captur car on the website of the Wolverhamton branch of Renault at £11.440. I went to look at this car but was told it had been a mistake and the price was wrong. But the price has been on all weekend . Should I be allowed to pay the price that was advertised. Your help in this matter would be appreicated. Glenys Dodd (Mrs)

  • Mrs C Smart - 24/02/2016 17:55

    Dreadful service from customer relations who will not put anything in a letter after my new car was stolen, renault cannot replace it till July but say this is the fault of the insurer

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