YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., today announced management appointments and organizational changes designed to further strengthen operations globally.
The announcements today add to moves outlined on November 1st when Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn announced the formation of six global regions and the initial appointment of personnel to fill the regional leadership roles.
Takashi Hata, currently president of JATCO Ltd, a supplier of automotive transmissions and partially owned by Nissan, is appointed senior vice president and chairman of Nissan's Africa, Middle East and India region, effective February 1, 2014.
Jun Seki, who will become President of Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd. (DFL) Nissan's joint venture in China with Dong Feng Group on January 1, 2014, is also appointed senior vice president and chairman of Nissan's China region effective January 1, 2014.
Paul Willcox, formerly the head of sales and marketing for Nissan Europe will be appointed senior vice president and chairman of Nissan's Europe region.
Hata, Seki and Willcox will report to Trevor Mann, Nissan chief performance officer and join those Nissan executives named to regional positions in November including Takao Katagiri, executive vice president and chairman of ASEAN/Japan region; Jose Munoz, executive vice president and chairman of the North America region; and Jose Valls, senior vice president and chairman of the Latin America region.
Ghosn said: “With these appointments, we have the full regional leadership team in place. All of our six regional teams are focused on delivering our performance objectives for the remainder of fiscal year 2013 and for the future."
About Nissan Motor Co.
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 approximately 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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