Japan – The appointments follow on from developments outlined at the beginning of November, when the vehicle-maker announced the formation of six global regions and the personnel to lead them.
Takashi Hata, currently president of JATCO, the partly Nissan-owned supplier of automotive transmissions, will become senior vice-president and chairman of the Africa, Middle East and India region from February 1, 2014. Jun Seki becomes senior vice-president and chairman of the China region as well as president of the Dongfeng Motor joint venture, effective from January 1, 2014. Paul Willcox, formerly head of sales and marketing for Nissan Europe, has been appointed senior vice-president and chairman of the Europe region.
Hata, Seki and Willcox will report to Trevor Mann, Nissan chief performance officer.