Pierre Loing is vice president, Product Planning, Nissan Americas. In this role, Loing is responsible for advanced and product planning for all Nissan and Infiniti vehicles throughout the Americas region.
Most recently, Loing was vice president, Product Strategy and Planning for Nissan Europe. In this role he has been responsible for all near-future Nissan products. In addition to the Qashqai, Loing played key roles in the development of other high-profile vehicles including the Nissan LEAF, the world’s first and only all-electric, zero-emissions vehicle for the mass market.
Loing joined Nissan in 1999. Prior to taking on his current role at Nissan Europe in 2006, Loing was general manager, Advanced Product Planning, NML and based in Tokyo with responsibility for projects ranging from six to eight years into the future. In 2002, he joined Nissan from Alliance-partner Renault where he was general manager of Product Strategy in Paris and a prominent contributor to the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Loing graduated from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Rouen in northern France and, more recently, completed the Executive Development Program INSEAD, one of the world's leading and largest graduate business schools.