Reporting "Asre Khodro", He would be taking over from Lars-Erik Forsbergh, who will head Volvo truck operations in southeast Asia. Blaise was previously general manager and V-P of China for Sunwin Bus, a Volvo Group and SAIC joint venture, and has been working at Renault Trucks since 1999.
Blaise was appointed to this position by Christophe Martin, senior vice-president Renault Trucks International, in August 2016. Blaise is responsible for all Renault Trucks operations for both north and south markets in the greater Middle East region, including Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the UAE, Oman, Yemen, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia.
“I am very proud to assume this new role at Renault Trucks,” said Blaise, adding, “The Greater Middle East region is very important for us and this has been demonstrated by the significant investments we’ve made in recent years. We’re thoroughly committed to serving our loyal customers in the Middle East and my primary objective is ensure that we continue to meet their needs and exceed their expectations.”
With an educational background in engineering and business, 46-year-old Blaise joined Renault Trucks in 1999 and successively held the positions of managing director for Renault Trucks Dealer Subsidiaries Holding for Strasbourg (2006-2010) and Marseille (2010-2012).
Now based in the UAE, Blaise manages a total of 21 markets.