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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Sector: Motor Vehicles And Passenger Car Bodies Region: Japan


: | Tokyo Stock Exchange: 7201 | OTC Markets: NSANF | OTC Markets: NSANY | Frankfurt Stock Exchange: NISA


Similar to: Toyota Motor Corp.

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of automotive products and marine equipment. It operates through Automobile and Sales Finance segments. The Automobile segment provides vehicles, forklift, marine equipment, and related parts. The Sales Finance segment handles sales finance and leasing business to support the sales activity of automobile business. The company was founded on December 26, 1963 and is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan.

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Executives

Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Carlos Ghosn is the chairman and chief executive officer of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., a global automotive company with more than 200,000 employees and $100 billion in revenue. Mr. Ghosn joined the company as its chief operating officer in June 1999, became its president in June 2000 and was named chief executive officer in June 2001.
Mr. Ghosn was named president and chief executive officer of Renault in May 2005 in addition to his current responsibilities at Nissan. In May 2009 he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Renault. As head of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, Mr. Ghosn is responsible for two separate companies with a combined annual global sales of 7.2 million vehicles.
Prior to joining Nissan, Mr. Ghosn served as executive vice president of the Renault Group, a position he had held since December 1996. In addition to supervising Renault activities in the Mercosur, he was responsible for advanced research, car engineering and development, car manufacturing, powertrain operations and purchasing.
Before he joined Renault, Mr. Ghosn had worked with Michelin for 18 years. As chairman and chief executive officer of Michelin North America, Mr. Ghosn presided over the restructuring of the company after its acquisition of the Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company in 1990. Previously, Mr. Ghosn had worked as the chief operating officer of Michelin's South American activities based in Brazil; as head of research and development for industrial tires in Ladoux, France; and as plant manager in Le Puy, France.
Mr. Ghosn was born in Brazil on March 9, 1954. He graduated with engineering degrees from École Polytechnique in 1974 and from École des Mines de Paris in 1978. He and his wife, Rita, have four children.
Toshiyuki Shiga, Chief Operating Officer
Toshiyuki Shiga is the chief operating officer of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (NML), where he is responsible for Global Sales and Marketing, Human Resources, Treasury and Quality. He is also chairman of Management Committee of Japan (MC-J) and Management Committee of General Overseas Market (MC-GOM).
Before assuming his current position in 2005, Shiga acted as senior vice president in charge of the general overseas market (GOM) Sales & Marketing division.
Since joining NML in 1976, Shiga has held a number of positions in Sales operation in Asia and Corporate Planning.
Shiga holds a degree from the faculty of economics at Osaka Prefecture University.
Shiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President, Chief Creative Officer, Design and Brand
Shiro Nakamura is senior vice president and chief creative officer, design and brand management for Nissan Motor Company, Ltd. He is responsible for overseeing the creation of distinctive and innovative designs, managing global design strategies and developing mid- and long-term design concepts and innovative ideas. Recent examples include Nissan 370Z, Altima, cube, Murano and GT-R, as well as Infiniti M, G, and FX.
Nakamura is deeply involved in the brand management activities of the company. Additionally, he serves as president of both Nissan Design America (NDA) and Nissan Design Europe (NDE).
Prior to joining Nissan in 1999, Nakamura held various senior level positions with Isuzu Motors, Ltd. for 25 years and oversaw the design development of models such as VehiCROSS and Gemini. In 1985, Nakamura was dispatched to join General Motors where he worked at the Advanced Design Studio in Mich.
Nakamura holds a Bachelor of Arts in industrial design from the Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Japan, and a Bachelor of Science with distinction in transportation design from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif. Nakamura's recent awards include 2002 and 2003 Automotive News All Stars Design.
Nakamura was born in Osaka, Japan in 1950.

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