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Nissan Announces Senior Management Appointments and Changes


Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., today announced senior management appointments and changes, effective April 1, 2015. The changes cover the positions of Senior Vice Presidents (SVP), Corporate Vice Presidents (CVP), and Vice Presidents (VP).

ďTodayís appointments will further strengthen Nissanís executive team and allow us to maintain our disciplined focus on the execution of our Nissan Power 88 mid-term plan.Ē said Carlos Ghosn, Nissan President and CEO.

The new organization will be reinforced by the addition of two dedicated senior vice presidents to better address the challenges of the Japanese market and to enhance the performance of Nissanís affiliated companies.

Nissan is a global company led by talented executives hailing from many diverse backgrounds. In fiscal year 2015, Nissanís senior management team comprises 51 executives from 11 countries including Japan, France, UK, U.S., Canada, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina, and India.

Changes announced today:

Senior Vice Presidents, Corporate Vice Presidents and Vice Presidents:

Asako Hoshino, currently CVP, Market Intelligence, is appointed SVP, Japan Marketing Div., Japan Sales Div.

Takashi Hata, currently SVP, Africa, Middle East and India region, is appointed SVP, Management Committee Chairman of Affiliate Companies.

Christian Mardrus, currently Alliance EVP, RNBV Alliance CEO Office, is appointed SVP, Management Committee Chairman of Africa, Middle East and India region.

Rakesh Kochhar, currently CVP, Finance, Global Sales Finance Business Unit, is appointed SVP, Finance Dept., Global Sales Finance Business Unit.

Hari Nada, currently CVP, Office of the CEO, is appointed SVP, Office of the CEO.

Kent OíHara, currently Regional VP, Aftersales, North America, is appointed CVP, Global Aftersales Division, Aftersales Ė Japan.

Kazuhiro Doi, currently General Manager, Alliance Global Director, Research Division, is appointed VP, Alliance Global Director, Research Division.

Hiroaki Ishii, currently Advisor, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd., joins Nissan and is appointed VP, External and Government Affairs, IP Promotion Department.

Kazuhiko Murata, General Manager, Yokohama Manufacturing, is appointed VP, Plant Manager, Yokohama Plant.

Minoru Nomaru, currently Division General Manager, Global Information Systems, is appointed VP, Global Information Systems.

Yutaka Sanada, currently Program Director, is appointed VP, Program Director.

Mark Stout, Division General Manager, Global Talent Management, is appointed VP, Global Talent Management.

Corporate Officers Leaving Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.:

Norio Ota, CVP, Global Aftersales, transfers to Japan dealer.

Nobuhiro Ozawa, VP, Plant Manager, Yokohama Plant, transfers to Aichi Machine Industry.

About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japanís second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 244,500 employees globally, Nissan sold almost 5.2 million vehicles and generated revenue of 10.5 trillion yen (USD 105 billion) in fiscal 2013. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun 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 with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment.



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