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Renault strengthens Australian operations with MD appointment

Commercial vehicle manufacturer, Renault, announced the appointment of Anouk Poelmann as the company’s new Managing Director in Australia earlier this month.

Poelmann commenced the appointment on 6 May 2019 and has held numerous senior leadership and management positions across Europe and internationally. She joins Renault Australia following a two year role as a member of the Inchcape Australasia Executive Team and Managing Director Peugeot Citroen Australia where she gained an in-depth understanding of the Australian automotive distribution, retail and importation landscape, giving her a broad commercial and marketing skills base for the role at Renault.

Poelmann has accrued a wealth of experience in general management, change management, marketing and sales in international and small/medium-sized companies, having worked with both wholesale and retail organisations.

She previously developed an experience of both operational and strategic management and she managed business turnarounds and disruptive transformations in Switzerland and Russia.

Holding a Masters’ degree in Finance and Commercial Economics Poelmann is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

“We are very pleased to welcome Anouk to the Renault Group," said Renault Asia-Pacific Director of Aftersales, Network & Service Quality, Xavier Kaufman. “She joins us at a crucial moment as we strengthen and grow the presence of the Renault brand in Australia.”

Poelmann said she is delighted to join Renault and lead the brand’s Australian operations.

“Renault has a strong history and appealing core values, underpinned by outstanding product, committed dealers and passionate staff and I am looking forward to continuing the brand’s journey in the evolving Australian marketplace,” she said.

Earlier this year, Renault added an 85kW long-wheelbase (85LWB) variant to its popular and versatile Trafic mid-sized van range.

(Image: newly appointed Renault Australia Managing Director, Anouk Poelmann.)

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