Johan de Nysschen to Take Charge at Infiniti
YOKOHAMA, Japan– Infiniti today announced that Johan de Nysschen will join the company as senior vice president of Nissan Motor Company in charge of the Infiniti division, effective July 1, 2012.
De Nysschen, currently President of Audi of America, will report to Andy Palmer, Nissan Motor Company Executive Vice President in charge of Infiniti product planning, business strategy and marketing communications. De Nysschen will be located at Infiniti’s new global headquarters in Hong Kong.
“We have exciting and ambitious plans for improving the Infiniti brand including introducing new models in all markets where premium customer demand exists,” said Palmer. “Johan is a highly successful global luxury automotive executive and his leadership of Infiniti will be a key factor in realizing the potential of the Infiniti brand.”
De Nysschen was with Audi for 19 years, during a time frame that saw massive growth for the German brand in the US. Prior to joining Audi, de Nysschen worked for BMW in South Africa. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and an MBA from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
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