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Selcuk Cura will be appointed Executive Vice-President for Engineering of AVTOVAZ

Effective January, 1st, 2018, Mr. Selcuk Cura will be appointed AVTOVAZ Executive Vice-President for Engineering. He will replace Harald Gruebel who is intended to leave the Company upon the term of his contract. This decision is confirmed by AVTOVAZ Board of Directors.

Cura will lead the product and process engineering Division of AVTOVAZ. He was born in 1964 in Turkey and graduated from the Technical University of Istanbul as mechanical engineer in 1987. Mr. Cura’s professional career has been developed during 30 years in the Engineering branches of Alliance Renault-Nissan. In the recent years he held positions of Vice-President Engineering for the Light Commercial Vehicles Division of Renault , Vice-President Chassis Engineering in Renault France and then in Nissan Japan, Project Director for Renault Megane II Sedan, Dacia Lodgy and Dacia Dokker. October, 2017, Mr. Cura was appointed as a Senior Advisor for Engineering to the President of AVTOVAZ.

“I want to wish Mr Harald Gruebel all the best for his next career steps and thank him for his strong contribution to the development of AVTOVAZ during the past 3 years. Selcuk Cura will continue grow our engineering competences in Russia that is one of the key goals in the implementation of the Company’s ambitious mid-term plan, - said Nicolas Maure, President of AVTOVAZ. - Selcuk was successful at performing his duties at the Alliance Engineering in Turkey, France and Japan. I’m sure that his experience and professional competences will greatly support the further development of LADA cars engineered by Russian teams”.