Josep Maria Recasens
SVP, Strategy and Business Development
Josep Maria Recasens graduated from the University of Girona (Spain) in 2000 with a degree in engineering, specialising in industrial organisation. He also holds a Master's degree in Automotive Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), and an MBA from the ESADE business school. Josep Maria Recasens began his career in 2002 when he joined the car manufacturer SEAT S.A. He then held different positions within the company, in the areas of R&D, product planning, or leading international projects, such as leading the SEAT ATECA project from 2012 to 2016. In 2017, he was appointed Chief Strategy Officer and General Secretary of SEAT S.A., with the main task to impulse manufacturer’s future sustainable mobility and digital transformation, embedded in a turnaround plan. In 2020, he takes over the position of Chief Strategy Officer, General Secretary and Public Affairs responsible of SEAT S.A. Since 2020, Josep Maria Recasens has also been leading Seat S.A.'s Future Fast Forward plan, which aims to transform the entire automotive sector in Spain by reorienting its value chain towards electrification. It thus aims to make the automotive industry in Spain the leading contributor to achieving the European Commission's 2030 environmental, climate and energy objectives. Josep Maria Recasens joins Renault Group as SVP, Strategy and Business Development. He replaces Laurent Rossi, who was appointed CEO of Alpine in January 2021. Josep Maria Recasens reports to Luca de Meo, CEO of Renault Group. He is a member of the Corporate Management Committee (CMC). “I am very happy to join Renault Group to tackle, with the teams, the challenges of the automotive sector and in particular of mobility ", said Josep Maria Recasens.