Nissan Announces Senior Management Changes For North America


Nissan is making changes to the management team for the North American region to focus on delivery of its “M.O.V.E. to 2022” midterm plan, as well as to strengthen its converged business with its Alliance partner, Renault.

Effective April 1, 2019, Denis Le Vot, senior vice-president, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and chairman, North America, will go to Paris to take the position of Alliance senior vice-president, Alliance Light Commercial Vehicle Business Unit.

José Luis Valls, senior vice-president, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and vice-chairman, North America, will replace Le Vot as chairman, North America.

Valls has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, and he joined Nissan in 2011. Prior to being named vice chairman of North America, he was chairman of the company’s Latin America region and has also served as president of Nissan’s operations in Mexico.

A replacement for Valls to lead Nissan’s U.S. marketing and sales operations will be named soon.