José Muñoz

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Executive Vice President, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Chairman, Nissan North America, Inc.


José Muñoz is executive vice president, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and chairman, Nissan North America, Inc., positions to which he was appointed in January 2014.

In these roles, Muñoz reports to Trevor Mann, chief performance officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and is responsible for overseeing Nissan's operations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. His scope includes Manufacturing, Engineering, Design, Sales and Marketing, Administration and Finance. He also serves as a Nissan Motor Company Executive Committee member.

Muñoz joined Nissan in 2004 as general manager, Dealer Development, for Nissan Europe. He then served as managing director of Nissan Iberia, S.A.

In 2009, Muñoz was named president, Nissan Mexicana (NMEX). Under his leadership, NMEX achieved the highest market share in Nissan's history and saw a 42-month run of sales leadership in Mexico. Muñoz was also responsible for developing key dealer network initiatives that led to significant improvements across NMEX's sales network.

In April 2012, Muñoz became responsible for the operating performance of the company's operations in Mexico, Latin America and Brazil, representing each on Nissan's Management Committee for the Americas. He also was responsible for the company's Dealer Network Development organization across the Americas.

Muñoz joined Nissan after a career that included more than 10 years in management positions with other automotive companies in Europe.

Muñoz holds a Doctorate in nuclear engineering from Polytechnic University of Madrid and an MBA from Instituto de Empresa Business School in Madrid. He has also completed other executive management programs from Cranfield School of Management in the U.K. and INSEAD Business School in France. He is based in Franklin, Tennessee.

(Updated April 2014)


  2001 PhD, Nuclear Engineering, Polytechnic University (Madrid)
    Master's of business administration, Instituto de Empresa Business School (Madrid)
Career Profile
Sep 2014 Executive Vice President
Chairman of Management Committee for North America (MC NA),
Global Infiniti Business Unit
Jan 2014 Executive Vice President, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Chairman of Management Committee for North America (MC NA)
  2012 Senior Vice President, Nissan North America, Inc.
Sales and Marketing Latin America (S&M - LATAM) and Customer Quality and Dealer Network Development for the Americas
  2009 President and General Director, Nissan Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. (NMEX)
  2006 Managing Director, Nissan Iberia, S.A. (NIBSA)
  2004 General Manager, Dealer Network Development, Nissan Europe S.A.S (NESAS)
  1999 Deputy General Manager, Toyota Motor Marketing Europe NV/SA
  1996 Network Development Director, Daewoo Motor Iberia
  1989 Dealer Principal, Citroen and Peugeot family dealership
  1989 Project Manager, Union Fenosa


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