Senior Nissan executive Frank Torres has been named Region Divisional Vice President for Business Transformation in the AMIEO region and the new President of Nissan India.
Senior Nissan executive Frank Torres has been named Region Divisional Vice President for Business Transformation in the Africa, Middle East, India, Europe and Oceania region and the new President of Nissan India.
Torres, an experienced leader in multiple divisions and markets for Nissan, will be responsible for leading the brand across all of its operations in the country, as Nissan builds on the success of the locally produced Magnite.
Effective April 1, he will become President of India Operations, while retaining his current responsibilities for Nissan’s European Regional Business Unit East (Russia) and Nissan’s Spanish Industrial Operations, reporting to Guillaume Cartier, Nissan AMIEO Chairman.
Torres joined Nissan in Spain in 2007 as a Production Engineering Analyst, before becoming Managing Director for Nissan Motor Iberica (NMISA) in 2011. From 2016, he headed Nissan Europe’s Overseas Program Director’s Office, before becoming Head of Nissan’s European RBU East in 2019, again responsible for Spain’s industrial operations from 2020, before becoming Regional Divisional Vice President for Business Transformation and Alliance in 2021.
He replaces Sinan Özkök, who oversaw the successful launch of the Nissan Magnite in India and exports to overseas markets, and has been named Vice President for Marketing and Sales Transformation and Managing Director for Independent Markets in the Nissan AMIEO region. In this newly created position, Özkök will report to Leon Dorssers, Senior Vice President for Marketing and Sales AMIEO and will be based in Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France.
Torres said: “This is an exciting time for Nissan in the AMIEO region and for the Indian market. The launch of Magnite from our Chennai factory has given our customers in India and beyond a taste of what Nissan has to offer, and as part of our Ambition 2030 vision, we look forward to bringing further innovation and excitement to the market. ”
Atsushi Najima, currently Managing Director Nissan Philippines, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Nissan India. Atsushi will report directly to Mohamed Aly, Director Control AMIO, with a dotted line to Frank Torres, Regional Divisional Vice President, AMIEO Business Transformation and Alliance AMIEO, President India Operations. Atsushi will replace Mark Davidson who returned to MC Americas as CFO COMPAS plant in Mexico. Atsushi will split his time between New Delhi and Chennai.
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