Nissan names Mark Stout head, Global Talent Management; Andrew Tavi to add responsibility for HR in the Americas

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan has appointed Mark Stout, currently Vice President of Human Resources (HR) in the Americas, to the role of Divisional General Manager, Global Talent Management at Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. Andrew Tavi, currently Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs, and General Counsel Americas, will take on additional responsibility for HR across the Americas region and become Vice President, Legal, Government Affairs and HR, and General Counsel, Americas.

"During Mark's six years as the head of HR in the Americas, he has helped Nissan bring in and retain some of the best and brightest in the industry, and he will be instrumental in developing a similar strategy for our global team," said José Muñoz, executive vice president, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and chairman, Nissan North America. "We are confident that Andrew's exceptional leadership skills and business-first mindset will help us as we bring on new talent and continue to grow our already strong employee base here in the Americas."

In his new role, Stout will be responsible for guiding global Nissan talent management activities as well as coordinating with the Renault-Nissan Alliance HR group to nurture a wider global talent pool. Stout joined Nissan in 1989 and has held a number of HR positions of increasing responsibilities. He has a bachelor's degree in public administration and economics from Middle Tennessee State University.

Tavi started his career with Nissan in 2009 after nearly four years of leading Noble International, Ltd. as general counsel and ultimately as CEO. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan with a major in English and a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

Both moves are effective August 18.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at and, or visit the Americas media sites and

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of over 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history.

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Travis Parman
Nissan Corporate Communications
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