Nicolas Wertans, 49, has been appointed CEO of Elior France, effective June 1. He reports to Philippe Salle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Elior Group, and becomes a member of the Group Executive Committee. In addition, he will chair the Executive Committee of Elior France.

Nicolas Wertans graduated from Parisian engineering school Supelec in 1991, and obtained an MBA from the Insead business school in 1994. In 1991, he joined Cegelec as an electrical infrastructure engineer before moving, in 1994, to Ford Motor Company where he subsequently became CEO of Ford Motor Company Switzerland, in 2000, and then CEO of Ford Motor Company France, in 2004. The following year, he moved to BMW Group to take up the position of Group Vice-President in charge of company and direct sales, and then became Chairman of the Board of BMW Group France and Vice-President of BMW AG in 2006. Three years later, he was appointed Senior Vice-President and Director of International Operations at PSA, before going on to become Vice-President of the Group in charge of Business Development for Asia in 2010. In 2011, he became CEO of MAG, an automobile distribution group he co-founded, and, in 2014, was appointed Senior Vice-President Global Sales for Renault and Dacia and became a member of the Executive Committee headed by Carlos Ghosn. Since November 2016, he was Chairman of Ford France.