Nissan announces regular senior management appointments

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced senior management appointments, effective April 1, 2019. The appointments cover the positions of senior vice president (SVP), corporate vice president (CVP) and vice president (VP), and include changes to areas of responsibility. Further changes are planned for separate announcement following consideration of recommendations made by the Special Committee for Improving Governance.Corporate officer appointments and areas of responsibilityNameNew TitleCurrentTitleNew responsibilitiesCurrent responsibilitiesJose Luis Valls(No change)SVP・MC NA, chairman・Nissan North America, Inc., president・MC LATAM, chairman・MC NA, vice chairman Yusuke TakahashiSVPCVPGlobal HR, Organization Development, SecretariatGlobal HR Planning and Japan HR, SecretariatKent O’HaraSVPCVP(No change)Global AftersalesSeiji HondaSVPCVP(No change)Manufacturing OperationsChristian Meunier*CVPIMLPresident(No change)・MC Infiniti, chairman・Infiniti Motor Company, Ltd., presidentKazuhiko Murata*CVPVP・Powertrain Production Engineering・Alliance Global VPYokohama Plant, plant managerTakeshi Yamaguchi*CVPNNA SVP・Customer Performance&CAE / Test Engineering ・Alliance Global VPR&D Nissan Americas, SVP*Newly appointed Newly appointed VPs and areas of responsibilityNameTitleNew responsibilitiesCurrent responsibilitiesFrancois BaillyVPNissan LCVProgram Director, Alliance LCVProgram ManagementOsamu GotoVPGovernment Affairs, IP PromotionSenior advisorYasuhiko ObataVPOppama Plant, plant managerMFG&SC ASEANAlliance RSVPGuy RodriguezVPMC LATAM, chairmanM&S LATAM, divisional VPTamiyo WadaVPYokohama Plant, plant managerVehicle Production EngineeringAlliance Global Director Corporate officers and VPs leaving the companyDenis Le Vot (SVP)Return to Renault as of April 1, 2019Hiroshi Nagaoka (CVP)Transfer to Mitsubishi Motors Corporation as of April 1, 2019Atsuhiko Hayakawa (VP)Transfer to Nissan Kohki Co., Ltd. as of April 1, 2019Shoichi Matsumoto (VP)Transfer to Envision AESC Japan Co., Ltd. as of April 1, 2019Toru Takahashi (VP)Transfer to Nissan Creative Services Co., Ltd. as of April 1, 2019Osamu Hashimoto (VP)Transfer to Nissan Automotive Technology Co., Ltd. as of April 1, 2019Arun Bajaj (SVP)Leave the company as of March 11, 2019Hiroaki Ishii (VP)Leave the company as of March 31, 2019 Contact Koji Okuda or Nicholas Maxfield +81-(0)45-523-5552 more information about our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn and see all our latest videos on YouTube.