At the recommendation of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn, the Nissan Board of Directors has decided that as of April 1, 2017, Hiroto Saikawa will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ghosn will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors, and he will seek a renewal of his mandate at the company’s general shareholders meeting in June 2017.
In part-one of our two-part series with Brian Cooley, Editor at large at CNET, we looked at the future of autonomous vehicles and the importance of consumer acceptance and trust of the technology. Following, Brian shares his perspectives on the societal impact autonomous driving technology may have on the world around us.
Nissan, the official global automotive sponsor of the UEFA Champions League, has confirmed Real Madrid C.F. winger, Gareth Bale, and Manchester City F.C. striker, Sergio Agüero, as the brand’s new global ambassadors and Engineers of Excitement.
For the fifth straight year, Nissan has been recognized as one of the world's most valuable brands according to the prestigious Best Global Brands Study by Interbrand, the world-leading brand consultancy. This year, Nissan was ranked as the 43rd most valuable brand in the world – an increase over last year's ranking of 49th. Nissan now has a brand value of over $11 billion. This year's ranking puts Nissan as the 4th fastest growing brand in the world.
This year, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. achieved world ranking in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and was the only Japanese auto company to receive this recognition. The DJSI measures companies' performance in the area of sustainability. Nissan has been included in the regional Asia Pacific Index for the past seven consecutive years but was included in this year's World Index, underscoring the company's ongoing commitment to sustainable mobility.
With the return of the most exciting soccer tournament on the planet, Nissan, official global automotive sponsor of the UEFA Champions League, has uncovered the moments, players and teams Europeans are most excited to see this season.
He may have retired from professional cycling, but Sir Chris Hoy has been spotted back on two wheels. The former-Olympian managed the tricky technique of two-wheel driving in a Nissan JUKE with just two days of instruction.