Hiroto Saikawa

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Co-CEO and Representative Director, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Hiroto Saikawa is currently the co-CEO of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (NML), a position he has held since November 2016. He is also a representative director of NML. As Nissan’s co-CEO, Mr. Saikawa has complete decision-making authority and operational leadership, including principal oversight of the company’s R&D, Manufacturing, Design, Procurement, HR and External Affairs.

Between April 2013 and October 2016, Mr. Saikawa was Nissan’s Chief Competitive Officer (CCO), where he led global purchasing, manufacturing, supply chain management, R&D, and total customer satisfaction.

Since 1999, he has served in a variety of senior management positions at Nissan throughout the world, including Chairman of the Management Committees of the Americas, and Europe. He has also served as the Executive Vice President of Purchasing. In addition to his responsibilities at Nissan, Mr. Saikawa is the current Chairman of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA). He previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Renault between 2006 and 2016.

Mr. Saikawa joined NML immediately following his graduation from Tokyo University in 1977. He speaks Japanese and English. 

Updated February 2017

 

Nov

2016

Representative Director, Co-CEO

Jun

2015

Representative Director, CCO,

Apr

2014

Representative Director, Chief Competitive Officer (CCO)

Jan

2014

Representative Director, Executive Vice President, Chief Competitive Officer
supervising Research and Development, Manufacturing, SCM, Purchasing, TCSX (Total Customer Satisfaction Function), Sourcing Steering Committee, TdC competitiveness promotion

Apr

2013

Representative Director, Executive Vice President, Chief Competitive Officer

Jun

2011

Representative Director, Executive Vice President

Jun

2005

Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Vice President

Apr

2005

Executive Vice President

Apr

2003

Senior Vice President, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Apr

2001

Renault Nissan Purchasing Organization
Executive General Manager

Oct

2000

General Manager of Purchasing Strategy Dept.

Apr

2000

Deputy General Manager of Purchasing Strategy Dept.

Jul

1999

Nissan Europe N.V.

Apr

1977

Joined Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

 

 

 

 

 

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