MISSISSAUGA, ON. – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., announced that Canadian Arun Bajaj, a former Nissan Canada Inc. employee, is appointed to the position of corporate vice president in charge of Global Human Resources. The announcement confirms Mr. Bajaj as a Canadian executive holding one of the most senior positions in the automotive industry on a global scale.
Mr. Bajaj's career at Nissan is rooted in Canada, where he served not only as general counsel at Nissan Canada Inc., between 2003-2006, but was also responsible for establishing Nissan's first legal department in Canada.
Prior to the promotion announced yesterday, he was the division general manager of Global Talent Management, Asia & China HR, and Global Infiniti HR at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., responsible for the development and execution of Nissan's global talent management strategies and processes. This responsibility included talent acquisition, assessments, talent development planning and training for Nissan's current executives and future leaders and for setting talent management strategies for the corporation as a whole. His role also included overseeing all aspects of the Human Resource function for Asia, China, and Global Infiniti.
From 2008 until 2011, Bajaj served as General Manager of HR in Nissan's General Overseas Markets leading the HR function for the region, including recruitment, employment, compensation & benefits, employee relations, training, succession planning and career development for these markets. From 2006, prior to accepting the GM role in NML, Bajaj held the role of HR Director, Manufacturing for Nissan North America where he was responsible for overseeing all HR services for Nissan Manufacturing in Tennessee, managing policies and employee relations programs through a staff of 45 human resource, medical/safety and communications professionals.
Before joining Nissan, Mr. Bajaj's held various legal roles in Ford Motor Company of Canada.
Mr. Bajaj holds a Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L) and a Bachelor of Laws (LL. B.) degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada where he graduated in 1993.
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