Effective as of last month, Kalina oversees the group’s Renault, Dacia and Nissan sites in the UK.
Kalina, 51, joined Renault in 1991 as a commercial manager and went on to become the commercial operations director of Renault Poland.
Following nine years with Renault Poland, he joined Renault Retail Group in the UK as the general manager of Renault Enfield in 2000.
He later retuned to Poland in 2003 where he was first responsible for setting up Renault Retail Group operations in the country.
Kalina will replace Len Curran, who has been appointed MD of its European region.
‘Michal’s vast experience of Renault Retail Group operations, including his previous experience in the UK market, will secure sound leadership in our largest dealer group in the UK,’ said managing director of Renault UK, Ken Ramirez.
‘His appointment coincides with the clear turning point of growth for Renault and Dacia in the market, for which the Renault Retail Group network plays an important role.’