Igor Boytsov, NissanRussia – From March 1, Igor Boytsov will take over from Dmitry Mikhailov, who is leaving his position as vice-president, Nissan Motor Manufacturing Russia (NMGR) to become vice-president for Quality and Customer Satisfaction at AvtoVAZ. Boytsov joins the company from Alliance partner Renault, where he was plant director.

Prior to Renault, which he joined in 2013, Boytsov worked for Ford and Toyota. At Nissan, he will report to Colin Lawther, senior vice-president, Manufacturing, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Europe.

Mikhailov joined Nissan as production director in 2007. Three years later, he was promoted to vice-president and managing director.

“I am very pleased to welcome Igor to Nissan following his time with our Alliance partner Renault, as we begin a new chapter for our manufacturing operations in Russia,” said Lawther. “My great thanks go to Dmitry for his leadership of the team in St Petersburg, launching a new Nissan plant and leading its development into the superb facility which we have today.”