Carlos Tavares, former head of Nissan Motor for the Americas, based in Tennessee, USA, was appointed chief operating officer (COO) for French car maker Renault, the number two post after the company's CEO. Tavares, who will assume the new post on July 1, will oversee Renault's growth strategy focused on developing electric vehicles and new markets. He will also develop sites in France, the French car maker said. Tavares was born on August 14, 1958, in Lisbon, Portugal.  He attended the Lycée Fra More