After earning his engineering degree from École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers, Patrice Haettel worked for Elf Atochem and Total Petrochemicals then moved to Renault Group in 2005, joining powertrain plant in Cléon .
2005 Successively served as Production Manager at Cléon, Plant Manager at Valladolid Motores (Spain) and Plant Manager at the Novo Mesto vehicle plant (Slovenia).
2016 VP Manufacturing & Supply Chain for North-East France Cluster.
2018 VP Manufacturing & Supply Chain for France, overseeing 12 plants.
2020 VP Industry for the Renault brand and VP Manufacturing and Supply Chain for Europe.
2021 VP Industrial Strategy & Engineering (in addition to VP Industry for the Renault brand and VP Manufacturing and Supply Chain for Europe).
15 March 2023 Appointed CEO of HORSE, effective 1 July 2023.
“HORSE aims to become a leading supplier of low-carbon combustion and hybrid powertrains. Our governance, geared for agile decision-making and performance management, is helping us reach that goal.”