has announced the appointment of Guillaume Sicard as President, Nissan India
operations, effective October 1, 2014. Sicard has been serving as Nissan’s
Deputy President in India since July, 2014. According to a press release issued
by Nissan India, Sicard will report to Takashi Hata, Senior Vice President of
Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., in charge of Africa, Middle East and India region.
will now lead Nissan in India and be responsible for all the company’s
operations in the country, including manufacturing at the plant in Chennai
which has a capacity of 400,000 units. He will lead business development as
Nissan expands its sales networks in India for the Nissan and Datsun brands and
launches new products in pursuit of its ambition to be a major player in the
country’s automotive sector.
will later announce the name of a new Managing Director of Nissan Motor India
Private Ltd (NMIPL), Nissan’s sales and marketing company in India, who will
report to Sicard. Kenichiro Yomura, current President of Nissan India
operations, will be returning to Japan where he has been appointed General
Manager, Africa Business Management Department, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., also
effective October 1, 2014.
Sicard will make a significant contribution to Nissan,” said Hata,adding that “Sicard
will take an encompassing role and lead our continued focus on delivering the
best products and ensuring satisfaction for our customers in India. Our goal is
to become a major player in this important and growing market.”
also thanked Kenichiro Yomura for his valuable contribution in India. “Under
his direction we have grown our sales and launched key products including the
Terrano, the new Sunny and the Datsun Go. He has developed our sales, marketing
and service operations. I look forward to welcoming him back to Japan where he
will continue to play a critical role in the growth of our business across
Africa, the Middle East and India,” he said in the press release.
Picture of Guillaume Sicard
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