Nissan India strengthens leadership, changes effective Oct. 1

ANI | Updated: Sep 25, 2017 12:43 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept 25 (ANI): Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. (NMIPL) on Monday announced changes to its senior management team, all effective October 1, 2017.

Arun Malhotra, currently Managing Director, NMIPL, has been appointed Corporate Advisor, NMIPL. In this new role, Malhotra will leverage his expertise and experience in the Indian automotive sector to support the delivery of Nissan India's future growth goals and network development plans.

Arun will report to Peyman Kargar, Chairman of Nissan's Africa, Middle East and India (AMI) region and interim president of Nissan India Operations, and to Thomas Kuehl, incoming President of Nissan India Operations (effective October 1, 2017).

Further, Jerome Saigot, currently serving as the Vice President, Marketing and Datsun Business Unit, NMIPL, will now be responsible for Sales and Marketing, NMIPL, for both Nissan and Datsun brands. Saigot will report to Thomas Kuehl, incoming President, Nissan India Operations, and will continue to be based at NMIPL's Gurugram office.

Also, Peter Clissold, currently General Manager, Marketing, AMI, will take up the role of Vice President, Marketing, NMIPL, with responsibility for both the Nissan and Datsun brands in India. Clissold will be based at NMIPL's office in Gurugram, and will report to Jerome Saigot.

"Nissan has invested substantially in our manufacturing and R&D facilities, and in our dealer network, in India. We expect these appointments will bring the right balance of experience and new thinking to accelerate our momentum as we strive to achieve our ambitions for the Indian market," said Peyman Kargar. (ANI)