Jérôme Perrin is a Polytechnic School engineer and a University of Paris Denis Diderot doctor of science. He was first a researcher at the CNRS in plasma physics and chemistry before moving on to industrial R&D in the Oerlikon group on the production of photovoltaic panels and flat screens, then at Air Liquide on hydrogen and fuel cell, and finally at Renault where he develops electric and autonomous vehicles as new forms of mobility. In this field, he contributed to the creation of the Institute for the Energy Transition VEDECOM. He is also a graduate in theology from the Catholic Institute of Paris.
The Renault Group, with its alliance with Nissan, sold more than 3 million vehicles in 2016 under the Renault, Dacia, Samsung Motors, Alpine and LADA brands.