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Nissan announces senior management appointments

Auto News - Published on Thu, 25 Apr 2019

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Nissan Motor Co Ltd announced senior management appointments, effective May 16, 2019. The changes, approved by the Nissan board of directors are based on recommendations from the Special Committee for Improving Governance received by the company on March 27, and are aimed to improve and strengthen governance and stabilize operations by strengthening the management organization.

Key changes
Establish a structure that promotes improving and strengthening of governance.
New appointment of a chief operating officer and a vice-chief operating officer to strengthen daily operations.
Add executives overseeing key markets for Nissan’s global operations (Japan, North America and China) to the Executive Committee, the company’s highest decision-making body.
Appoint an executive dedicated to performance recovery efforts, as a priority of stabilizing operations.

Newly appointed VPs and areas of responsibility
Ravinder Passi(No change)Global Legal
Christina Murray(No change)Internal Audit


Nissan also announces today that Mr Daniele Schillaci, Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales, Zero Emission Vehicle and Battery Business; Chairman of Management Committee for Japan/A&O (Japan, Asia, Oceania Business), has elected to depart the company to pursue an opportunity closer to his native home in Europe. Schillaci will remain at the company until May 15 to facilitate transition of his responsibilities. Since joining Nissan in July 2015, Schillaci has been responsible for the Nissan, Datsun and Infiniti brands. As the chairman of the management committee for the Japan and Asia and Oceania regions, he has overseen all operations – including manufacturing, engineering, design, sales and marketing, administration and finance in these regions.

Nissan CEO and President Mr Hiroto Saikawa said that “Daniele has significantly contributed to Nissan in numerous ways, including expanding our EV business, strengthening key markets and especially his work to develop and promote the platform of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s mid-term vision to deliver more autonomy, more electrification and more connectivity to move people to a better world. Among others, the successful launch of e-POWER and ProPILOT have led to record sales in Japan for the Nissan Serena and Note. The Nissan family thanks him for these efforts, and we all wish him well.”

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Thu, 25 Apr 2019
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