Nissan appoints Guillaume Cartier as chairman of Africa, Middle East and India
Japanese automaker Nissan on Wednesday said it has appointed Guillaume Cartier as senior vice president and chairman of Africa, Middle East and India region (AMI) and head of Global Datsun Business Unit,with immediate effect.
In his new role role, Cartier will lead the regional management committee and will be responsible for business strategy and performance with all functional heads for the Nissan brand, besides assuming charge as headof Datsun globally, Nisaan said in a statement.
Cartier, 51, re-joins Nissan from its Alliance partner Mitsubishi, where he served asExecutive Officer and Senior Vice President, Mitsubishi Motors. Prior to that, he has held several senior positons with Nissan.
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"The Africa, Middle East and India region continues to be significant for Nissan in terms of long-term growth and potential market share," Nissan globalChief Operating Officer Ashwini Guptasaid.
Cartier brings in a wealth ofexperience from this part of the world, having over 25 years at Nissan, he added.
"I look forward to working with our regional leadership to continue growing our presence across our markets," Cartier said.