José Luis Valls is senior vice president and chairman, Nissan Latin America region, a position to which he was appointed on Jan. 1, 2014.
In this role, Valls oversees Nissan's operations including Manufacturing, Engineering, Design, Sales and Marketing, Administration and Finance. He reports to Trevor Mann, chief performance officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in Central America, South America and Caribbean countries.
Valls joined Nissan in April 2011 as regional vice president, Commercial, Nissan Mexicana. Prior to that, he worked at General Motors in Mexico and Latin America where he was responsible for sales operations, fleet and commercial, distribution, dealer development, product development and portfolio management. Earlier in his career, Valls worked with other automotive manufacturers and an advertising agency.
Valls holds a bachelor's degree in public accounting from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Santa Maria in Argentina and a master's degree in management from the University of California, Berkeley. He is located at Nissan Latin America offices in Rio de Janeiro.
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