Automobile company Nissan has announced a string of changes in its senior management. The company promoted Chief Competitive Officer Yasuhiro Yamauchi, 63, to Chief Operating Officer (COO).
In other development, Senior Vice President Asako Hoshino, Hitoshi Kawaguchi and Kunio Nakaguro were named new executive vice presidents.
Meanwhile, Daniele Schillaci will be stepping down as Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales, Zero Emission Vehicle and Battery Business. He was also Chairman of Management Committee for Japan/A&O.
Schillaci is associated with the Japanese car maker from the last four years and he was looking after the Datsun and Infiniti brands of the company. As the chairman of the management committee for the Japan and Asia and Oceania regions, he has overseen all operations – including manufacturing, engineering, design, sales and marketing, administration and finance – in these regions.
Commenting on his tenure, Hiroto Saikawa, CEO and President, Nissan, said, “Daniele has significantly contributed to Nissan in numerous ways, including expanding our EV business, strengthening key markets and especially his work to develop and promote the platform of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s mid-term vision to deliver more autonomy, more electrification and more connectivity to move people to a better world.”