Nissan Motor Ltd. Announces New Management From Q2

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Announces Key Senior Management Changes

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced significant senior management changes to bolster the execution of the company’s business plan, The Arc. These leadership appointments are designed to strengthen the company’s strategic initiatives and support its long-term objectives.

Atul Pasricha Transitioning Towards Retirement

Atul Pasricha, Senior Vice President of M&A, Partnership Finance, and Alliance Projects, will be transitioning towards retirement this summer. Pasricha has been a pivotal figure in driving key financial and strategic partnerships for Nissan. His successor will be announced at a future date, and Pasricha will remain with the company during the transition period to ensure a smooth handover.

Yasunobu Matoba to Retire

Yasunobu Matoba, Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Global IS/IT, will retire on June 30, 2024. Matoba has played a critical role in shaping Nissan’s information technology strategy and has been instrumental in enhancing the company’s IT infrastructure. His leadership has been key in navigating the company through various technological advancements and challenges.

Jan Brecht Appointed as Chief Digital Information Officer (CDIO)

Effective July 1, Jan Brecht will join Nissan as Chief Digital Information Officer (CDIO). Brecht will report directly to Stephen Ma, Chief Financial Officer, and will be based in Japan. Brecht brings extensive experience from his previous role as CIO at Mercedes-Benz, a position he held since 2015. His expertise in digitalization and his proven track record in IT leadership will be invaluable as Nissan aims to advance its digital transformation and achieve its long-term strategic goals.

Stephen Ma commented on the new appointment, saying, “We are excited to welcome Jan Brecht to Nissan Motor. His vast experience in digital transformation and IT leadership will be instrumental in driving forward our digital strategy and supporting our business plan, The Arc. We are confident that Jan’s leadership will help us achieve new levels of innovation and efficiency.”

Supporting The Arc Business Plan

These senior management changes are part of Nissan Motor’s broader strategy to reinforce its leadership team as it works towards the successful execution of The Arc. This comprehensive business plan focuses on innovation, sustainability, and growth, positioning Nissan to thrive in the evolving automotive landscape.

As Nissan Motor continues to adapt to the dynamic global market, these leadership transitions will ensure that the company remains agile and forward-thinking, ready to meet new challenges and seize opportunities. The strategic vision set forth by The Arc will be supported by these seasoned executives, driving Nissan towards a future of sustained success and innovation.