Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. (NMIPL) on Monday said it has made major changes to its senior management team, effective October 1, to bring the right balance of experience and new thinking for the Indian automobile market.
"Arun Malhotra, currently Managing Director, NMIPL, has been appointed as the company's Corporate Advisor. In this new role, Malhotra will leverage his extensive expertise and deep experience in the Indian automotive sector to support the delivery of Nissan India's future growth goals and network development plans," the company said in a statement.
He 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.
On these management changes, Kargar said: "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."
Moreover, Jerome Saigot, currently 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 Kuehl and will continue to be based at NMIPL's office in Gurgaon, it said.
In addition, 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 Gurgaon, and will report to Saigot, the statement noted.