Wednesday, December 6, 2023

21. Laurent Rossi

Age 47
Occupation CEO and Chairman, Alpine
Nationality French
Position Last Year 18

Laurent Rossi is the chief executive officer of Automobiles Alpine and the Alpine F1 Team. With the Alpine name joining the Formula 1 grid ahead of the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season, Laurent Rossi was appointed CEO of Alpine.

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Born in 1975, Laurent Rossi is a graduate of the ENSEEIHT engineering school with a Master’s in mechanical and fluid engineering and of the IFP School / ENSPM (Master’s in mechanical combustion engineering).

His career began in 2000 at Renault in the mechanical division. Based at the Lardy technical centre, he developed gasoline powertrain units (K-F atmo/turbo, V6, etc.) for Renault and the Alliance.

In 2009, after graduating with an MBA from Harvard Business School, he joined the Boston Consulting Group, where he worked in the New York office. As an automotive expert, he was a consultant on several strategic and operational assignments, working with major global automakers and parts suppliers. He covered the entire value chain from design to sales, including Powertrain strategy, manufacturing and supply chain.

In 2012, he moved to Google, taking charge of developing commercial relations with major automotive industry companies, firstly in Paris for the Europe region, then in New York for the Americas region and then as head of Auto global practice.

He returned to Renault in February 2018, and after a short period heading the Organization Department, he was appointed on April 1 2018, VP of Corporate Strategy and Business Development.

In April 2019, Laurent Rossi was named SVP of Corporate Strategy & Business Development at Renault Group.

On January 11, 2021, Laurent Rossi was appointed CEO of Alpine Racing SAS & Chairman of Alpine Racing Ltd. He reports to Luca De Meo, CEO of Renault Group. He is a member of the Renault Group Corporate Management Committee.

As of February 1, 2023, he has joined the Leadership Team, which replaces the Board of Management (BOM) and the Corporate Management Committee (CMC). This new single management body’s mission will ensure the strategic and operational management of Renault Group activities.

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