Renault holds a 43.4% stake in Nissan, while Nissan holds 15% of Renault shares. Each company has a direct interest in the results of its partner.

Renault-Nissan BV organization 

Renault-Nissan BV was created in 2002. It is a strategic management company under Dutch law jointly and equally owned by the two partners. Renault-Nissan BV was created to establish a common strategy and develop synergies within the Alliance. It hosts the Alliance Board of Directors that steers the Alliance’s strategic objectives and coordinates common Renault-Nissan activities.


Renault-Nissan BV hosts the Alliance Board, which steers the strategic objectives of the Alliance and coordinates the joint activities of Renault and Nissan. The Alliance Board is responsible for Alliance strategy in the medium and long term, and coordinates its work at international level. The decisions made by Board members are ratified at meetings.

Renault and Nissan run their businesses through their respective Executive Committees, which report to their Boards of Directors but remain in charge of day-to-day management.

Renault-Nissan BV manages two joint companies:


  • RNPO (Renault Nissan Purchasing Organization), tasked with optimizing purchasing strategy,
  • RNIS (Renault-Nissan Information Services), tasked with optimizing Alliance information systems.

The Renault-Nissan BV dedicated team 

Within RNBV, the Alliance set up a dedicated team in May 2009 to maximize synergies from both companies. It answers to the Alliance Board and reports directly to Carlos Ghosn.


The team comprises 2 Alliance Global VPs and 5 Alliance Global Directors and reports from a functional stand-point to Christian Mardrus, Alliance Executive VP for Renault-Nissan BV and the Alliance CEO office.


This team is focused on the following priority areas: purchasing, industrial sourcing, common platforms and parts, powertrains, global logistics, IS/IT, research and advanced, zero emission business. Support functions, cooperation with Daimler.

Close collaboration 

The Coordination Bureau reports to the Alliance Board and coordinates the committees made up of employees from the two companies:


  • Steering committees: propose priority topics to the Alliance Board, oversee the task teams, help to implement Alliance projects,
  • Cross company teams: explore possibilities for synergies, draw up and supervise cooperation projects,
  • Functional task teams: contribute expertise on processes, standards, management and information tools,
  • Task teams are formed to review specific issues as they arise.


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