Megane Project Director, Renault
The Renault Megane is one of the most talked-about cars on the road. Its radical styling, first seen on models such as the Avantime and Vel Satis, has found its true home on the Megane. It certainly provides something different in terms of looks in Europe's toughest sector, the lower-medium segment.
Customers have responded positively. Competing against rivals such as the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus, the Megane range is one of Europe's top-sellers.
Carlos Tavares could be described as the father of the Megane. His job was to bring the car to market.
Born in Portugal, he studied at the Ecole Centrale de Paris and started work with Renault in 1981 at its technical center in Aubevoye, France.
He recently was promoted to a senior position with Renault in South America.