Chennai: The Deputy Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of France auto-major Renault's Indian operations, Sudhir Rao, has decided to quit.

The Deputy Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of France auto-major Renault's Indian operations, Sudhir Rao, has decided to quit.

A company spokesperson said that Rao is quiting the company, but did not comment on reason for quiting and Rao's future plans.

Rao was one of the key persons for Renault's formal entry into India after it decided to end long association with the Indian auto-giant Mahindra Group.

Rao had also played a major role in setting up firm's Rs 4,500 crore joint venture plant at Oragadam near here.

He also played a crucial role in positioning the auto- maker in Indian automobile industry, where in 2011 also witnessed the formal launch of its global flagship premium sedan 'Fluence'. Last year also saw the company launching its SUV Koleos.

(Agencies)