Nissan names Isao Sekiguchi as new President for ASEAN
Japanese automaker Nissan has elevated Isao Sekiguchi to the president of Nissan in ASEAN, effective April 1, 2023. Isao is currently serving as regional vice president, marketing and sales, for ASEAN region and president of Nissan Motor Thailand.
In his new role, Sekiguchi will oversee the Japanese automaker's business performance and brand development in 22 markets, including the ten ASEAN member states, and manage all functions in ASEAN. This includes manufacturing, purchasing, supply chain management, research and development, marketing, sales, aftersales, product planning, program management office, market intelligence, finance and accounting, total customer satisfaction, network development, and other supporting functions. He will also be responsible for driving Nissan's ASEAN growth strategy, which includes positioning Nissan as a leader in the era of electrified mobility.
Sekiguchi has more than 20 years of diverse international experience in the automotive sector. He joined Nissan in 2014 as managing director for Nissan North Africa and Egypt and has served as president director of Nissan Motor Indonesia since 2018. Prior to Nissan, he worked with a major Japanese trading house, Sumitomo Corporation, with experience in leading and managing automotive companies based in the US, Germany, and Slovakia.
He will report to Junichi Endo, senior vice president, marketing and sales Japan-ASEAN, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
The leadership rejig in ASEAN is aimed to continue to transform its business in the region in accordance with its long-term vision, Nissan Ambition 2030.
"We are confident that Sekiguchi-san will lead our ASEAN business to sustainable and profitable growth with his deep understanding of the ASEAN markets and his proven leadership," said Junichi Endo.
Sekiguchi holds a master’s degree in business administration from Darden Business School, University of Virginia, and a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Tsukuba.