Meunier takes global role with Infiniti


Christian Meunier

Christian Meunier has been promoted again. The current head of Nissan Canada and senior vice-president of sales and marketing and operations for Nissan North America, has been named the new vice-president of global marketing and sales operations for Infiniti.

In this new role, Meunier will be responsible for all marketing and sales operations for Infiniti globally. He will report directly to Roland Krueger, chairman and global president of Infiniti and senior vice-president of Nissan Motor Corporation.

Meunier will be based in Franklin, Tenn., and will spend time at the brand’s global headquarters in Hong Kong to manage and guide the global sales and marketing operations.

“Christian brings a wealth of global experience and knows the premium automotive sector very well,” Krueger said in a release.

“In this newly created role and with his leadership, we are setting Infiniti up for future continued success. All Infiniti sales regions will report to Christian and I am looking forward to continued growth of our brand.”

Infiniti just posted its 17th consecutive monthly global sales record, an 11 per cent increase from January to September 2017, compared to last year.

Meunier began his career at Nissan Group in 2002 as general manager of market management and sales operations for Nissan Europe. He then held a variety of positions, including general manager, product marketing and vice president of sales operations.

He was named vice-president marketing for Nissan North America in 2007 before taking over as president of Nissan Brazil three years later. While in South America he led a significant turnaround of the company helping make Nissan Brazil’s fastest growing automotive brand for three consecutive years.

He achieved the same result in Canada where, after taking over here in 2013, Nissan became the fastest growing automotive brand in Canada.