Nissan announces regular senior management appointments

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.

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Corporate officer appointments and areas of responsibility

Name New Title Current
New responsibilities Current responsibilities
Jose Luis Valls (No change) SVP ・MC NA, chairman
・Nissan North America, Inc., president
・MC LATAM, chairman
・MC NA, vice chairman
Yusuke Takahashi SVP CVP Global HR, Organization Development, Secretariat Global HR Planning and Japan HR, Secretariat
Kent O’Hara SVP CVP (No change) Global Aftersales
Seiji Honda SVP CVP (No change) Manufacturing Operations
Christian Meunier* CVP IML
(No change) ・MC Infiniti, chairman
・Infiniti Motor Company, Ltd., president
Kazuhiko Murata* CVP VP ・Powertrain Production Engineering
・Alliance Global VP
Yokohama Plant, plant manager
Takeshi Yamaguchi* CVP NNA
・Customer Performance&CAE / Test Engineering
・Alliance Global VP
R&D Nissan Americas, SVP

*Newly appointed


Newly appointed VPs and areas of responsibility

Name Title New responsibilities Current responsibilities
Francois Bailly VP Nissan LCV Program Director, Alliance LCV
Program Management
Osamu Goto VP Government Affairs, IP Promotion Senior advisor
Yasuhiko Obata VP Oppama Plant, plant manager MFG&SC ASEAN
Alliance RSVP
Guy Rodriguez VP MC LATAM, chairman M&S LATAM, divisional VP
Tamiyo Wada VP Yokohama Plant, plant manager Vehicle Production Engineering
Alliance Global Director