Nissan announced last week the appointment of Ramesh Narasimhan, currently chief financial officer (CFO), Nissan Motor Company Australia Pty Ltd. (NMA), as president and managing director of Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI).
Narasimhan, an automotive finance veteran, brings his years of extensive automotive experience to NPI. In his latest position as CFO of NMA, Narasimhan has made a significant contribution to the Nissan Australia and New Zealand.
With this management change, Antonio Zara will assume his new position as president director of PT Nissan Motor Indonesia (NMI), effective April 1, 2016.
“I am happy to announce Ramesh as the new president and managing director of NPI,” said Yutaka Sanada, head of operations committee for Asia and Oceania, and Asia and Oceania Marketing and Sales, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. “Since the Philippines is one of the key strategic markets for Nissan in Asean [Association of Southeast Asian Nation] region, we are trying to make sure NPI is well supported in every aspect of business. That is why we have assigned a person like Ramesh, who has been well experienced in Automotive Industry in various sizes of business and in different locations. Under Ramesh’s leadership, I believe NPI will continue on its growth momentum as it’s shown last year with 60-percent growth year-on-year,” he said.
“With that note, I would like to thank Antonio for his excellent contribution to NPI for its growth. I look forward to him continuously making great contribution in his new challenging role as president director of NMI,” Sanada added.