Nissan India announces senior management changes
Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd (NMIPL) has announced changes to its senior management team. Kou Kimora, the current managing director of Renault Nissan Automotive India Private Limited (RNAIPL)'s Chennai plant returns to Japan to take up a senior position with Nissan's manufacturing and industrial engineering division while Toshihiko Sano, the current general manager of vehicle production engineering with Nissan is being promoted to managing director of RNAIPL.
Kiminobu Tokuyama, who is currently managing director of NMIPL is returning to Japan to take up an executive position with the Yorozu Corporation, which is one of the leading component suppliers to Nissan. Takayuki Ishida, currently general manager of the Indian department at Nissan in Japan will relocate to Chennai to take up the role of managing director (NMIPL). Toru Hasegawa, currently president, Nissan Motor Asia Pacific Co. Ltd (NMAP) and Nissan Motor (Thailand) Co. Ltd and regional vice president, Asia & oceania operations is appointed corporate vice president, Africa, Middle East and India (AMI). He replaces Gilles Normand who will now take up a senior position with Renault. Starting from April 1, Hasegawa will be in charge of all related consolidated companies within the region and will hold responsibility for overall performance including manufacturing, sales and purchasing functions.
Trevor Mann, currently the senior vice president of manufacturing, supply chain management, production engineering and purchasing for Europe in Nissan International S.A. is appointed as senior vice president for global supply chain management and operating committee â" Africa, Middle East and India.Hasegawa will report to Mann.