Nissan Motor GB has appointed former Volkswagen Financial Services head of sales and marketing Iker Lazzari as its new fleet sales director.
Lazzari has joined the team at Nissan’s Maple Cross headquarters directly from his role at Volkswagen Financial Services – where he focussed on fleet marketing, contract hire and leasing, tactical planning and corporate financial services – and took responsibility for leading Nissan’s fleet operations on June 5th.
He said: “I’m delighted to be joining Nissan at such an exciting time for the brand in the UK.
“With a great range of petrol and diesel models across all sectors, plus an early lead in electric vehicles, Nissan is perfectly placed to embrace the changes that are taking place across the automotive sector, and the fleet market in particular.”
Darren Payne, sales director of Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd, said: “I am delighted to have someone of Iker’s calibre join the sales team in this pivotal role.
“He will play a key role in driving our sales performance into new markets and build on our core fleet sales strength.
“His background and experience will help us drive performance with the product portfolio we currently have, and help us to maximise opportunities with exciting new products like new Qashqai and X-Trail that we will be launching in the coming months.”