Nissan today announced the appointment of Mr. Kenichiro Yomura as President of Nissan’s India operations.
Mr. Yomura – who will report to Toru Hasegawa, Corporate Vice President for Africa, Middle East and India – will concurrently hold the position of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd and will be based at the company’s Chennai headquarters.
The appointment marks a significant change in Nissan’s senior management structure in India as Mr. Yomura will hold responsibility for Manufacturing, Research & Development and Joint Venture businesses.
In this expanded role, Mr. Yomura will be responsible for developing strategies to maximize Nissan’s business performance, managing product introduction and significantly increasing the presence and accessibility of the Nissan brand through continuing network expansion.
Mr. Yomura’s experience spans over three decades in the automobile industry. His recent role was as General Manager overseeing Nissan’s operations in the Middle East region.
Since joining Nissan, he has held various roles of increasing seniority across numerous functions including Public Relations, Government Affairs, Sales Planning and Marketing in the US, China, Japan and the Middle East. He has also been instrumental in establishing robust marketing and sales networks in multiple markets.
Nissan India has also appointed Mr. Ajay Raghuvanshi as Vice President – Business Management
In line with its strong focus on the Indian market, Nissan has appointed Mr. Ajay Raghuvanshi as Vice President – Business Management, responsible for supporting pricing, marketing, sales and operations.
Mr. Raghuvanshi has over 24 years of leadership and experience and has a good understanding of the Indian automotive, consumer durable and publishing industry, especially in the field of sales, marketing and distribution.
Prior to this assignment, Ajay was the national head for dealer development and rural sales operations for Hyundai and the Business Head for the entire Western Zone.
Mr. Raghuvanshi has extensive work experience in the Indian automotive industry and worked with various auto majors including Hyundai, Honda, Tata Motors and Yamaha.