Nissan Motor Company of Japan has shuffled its senior management team in India.

The top-level rejig comes even as Nissan is readying to begin production of Evalia at its plant here this summer and launch of the resurrected Datsun in India sometime in 2014.

Takayuki Ishida, General Manager, India Department at Nissan Motor Co. in Japan, will relocate to Chennai and take over as the Managing Director of Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd (NMIPL).

Kiminobu Tokuyama, the present Managing Director of Nissan Motor India, will return to Japan to take up an executive position with the Yorozu Corporation, one of the leading automobile component suppliers of Nissan.

Toshihiko Sano, General Manager, Vehicle Production Engineering with Nissan Motor Co., Japan (NML), is promoted as Managing Director, Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt. Ltd. (RNAIPL). Kou Kimura, the present Managing Director of the Chennai plant, will return to Japan to take up a senior position within Nissan Motor Company's Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Division.

Trevor Mann, at present Senior Vice-President, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Production Engineering and Purchasing for Europe in Nissan International S.A., is appointed as the Senior Vice-President of Global Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Operating Committee-Africa, the Middle East and India (OC-AMI).

Toru Hasegawa, President, Nissan Motor Asia Pacific Co. Ltd. (NMAP) and Nissan Motor (Thailand) Co. Ltd. and Regional Vice-President, Asia & Oceania Operations, is appointed as Corporate Vice-President (CVP), Africa, the Middle East and India (AMI).

Mr. Hasegawa, who will report to Mr. Trevor Mann, replaces Gilles Normand, who is leaving to take up a senior position with Nissan's Alliance partner, Renault.

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