The Volkswagen Group has decided to elevate Theirry Lesqiaucq, MD, Volkswagen Group Sales India, to take charge of its French operations. Lespiaucq is set to assume charge from August 1 in France where he will also oversee other group brands — Skoda, Audi and Seat. Lespiaucq, who has already worked for Volkswagen in France from 2004 to 2010, replaces Jacques Rivoal who left the company in May this year. Volkswagen is one of the key importers of new cars in France with a market share of almost 13 per cent. Lespiaucq’s replacement in India is likely to be announced within a next couple of months. Lespiaucq’s India stint began on May 1, 2014, when he took over as Managing Director, Volkswagen Group Sales India. He had come from Volkswagen de Mexico where he was the brand director.