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Nissan confirms management changes

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd has confirmed a series of senior management and organisational changes, effective from 1 April. The company is also preparing its organisation for the launch of its next three-year business plan, highlights of which Nissan will unveil on 26 April.

Ghosn will take over responsibility for North American operations. Executive Vice President Norio Matsumura, currently responsible for North America, will become responsible for the company's Japan operations. Nissan's Marketing & Sales Division in Japan will be reorganised to make it “more customer-focused and efficient”.

Senior Vice President Toshiyuki Shiga will take full management control of Nissan's China operations, currently overseen by Ghosn. Shiga will also continue management of the company's general overseas markets (GOM) operations, comprised of all markets except Japan, North America and Europe.

- Executive Vice President Patrick Pelata, currently head of planning, design and Nissan's European operations, will take on the added responsibility as head of Nissan's newly-created LCV business unit. Senior Vice President Bernard Rey, currently in charge of Nissan's purchasing strategy department, will take over responsibility for the company's CEO Office. In his new role, Rey will assume responsibility for several corporate administrative functions currently held by Ghosn.

- Jean-Jacques LeGoff, senior vice president in charge of Nissan's global marketing department, will step down on 30 June and return to Renault. Steven Wilhite, currently vice president in charge of marketing at Nissan North America, will succeed LeGoff on 1 July.

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