After graduating from the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers engineering school, Yves obtained a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering. He joined Renault in 1982 and over the next 20 years occupied a variety of positions in various international regions, including Renault FASA Madrid, Renault OYAK Turkey and the Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization (RNPO).
In 2001, following the signature of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, he became the first General Manager of RNPO before becoming Manager of the Body Equipment Engineering Department in 2003 and Monozukuri Manager at Renault in 2007, whereby in charge of optimizing component sourcing in synergy with Nissan.
Yves joined Renault Sport F1 in 2012 as Deputy Managing Director of business and administration, tasked with creating coherent business strategies with Renault's partner teams and within the Renault Group.
He is now Vice-President of SIA (Société des Ingénieurs de l’Automobile), in charge of education and international.