At the recommendation of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn, the Nissan Board of Directors has decided that as of April 1, 2017, Hiroto Saikawa will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer.
Ghosn will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors, and he will seek a renewal of his mandate at the company’s general shareholders meeting in June 2017. This planned management evolution follows Ghosn’s leadership of the recent expansion of the Renault-Nissan Alliance to include Mitsubishi Motors, which positions the Alliance among the top automotive groups in terms of scale.
Saikawa graduated from Tokyo University in 1977 and made his whole professional career at Nissan. He has been Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Vice President since 2005 and then Representative Director, Chief Competitive Officer (CCO) since 2014.