Exclusive: Renault chairman weakened as Macron snubs meeting – sources


PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron has turned down a request to meet Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard, who is furious over the government’s interference at the carmaker, sources told Reuters, raising questions over Senard’s future.

Jean-Dominique Senard, Chairman of Renault speaks during French carmaker Renault’s shareholders meeting in Paris, France in this still image taken from video June 12, 2019. Renault/Reuters TV via REUTERS

News of the rebuff came as Renault shareholders voted on Wednesday to endorse Senard’s January appointment to replace Carlos Ghosn, the ousted leader of the Renault-Nissan alliance.

Senard, whose bid to merge with Fiat Chrysler (FCA) over Nissan’s reservations was thwarted by French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, unsuccessfully sought a meeting with Macron to appeal for his support, four government and company sources said.

Seven months after Ghosn’s arrest on financial misconduct charges – which he denies – the…

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