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Hiroto Saikawa appointed as Nissan CEO

Staff Writer | Yokohama, Japan | February 23, 2017
Hiroto SaikawaFebruary 23, 2017, Yokohama, Japan - At the recommendation of chairman of the board and chief executive officer Carlos Ghosn, Nissan has decided that Hiroto Saikawa will assume the position of CEO as of April 1, 2017.
Mr. Saikawa currently serves as Nissan's co-CEO and a representative director. Between April 2013 and October 2016, he was Nissan's Chief Competitive Officer.

Mr. Saikawa joined Nissan in 1977, and since 1999 he has served in a variety of senior management positions, including Chairman of the Management Committees of the Americas and Europe, as well as the Executive Vice President of Purchasing.

In addition to his responsibilities at Nissan, Mr. Saikawa is the current Chairman of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA).

He previously served as a member of the board of directors of Renault between 2006 and 2016.

Mr. 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.