Renault SA appointed Clotilde Delbos interim chief executive officer after ousting CEO Thierry Bollore, as the French carmaker seeks to turn the page on the Carlos Ghosn era.

Delbos, currently chief financial officer, will take over immediately from Bollore, making her one of the highest-ranking women in the auto industry. Renault's board will begin looking for a permanent replacement, according to a statement Friday.

In naming Delbos, 52, Renault has chosen an insider in a bid to minimize further disruption at the carmaker, which has been struggling over the past year to overcome the shock of Ghosn's arrest as well as a cooling of the global auto industry. She'll be flanked by two new deputy managing directors, Olivier Murguet and Jose-Vincente de los Mozos.