Nissan India Announces Senior Management Changes

NEW DELHI, India (September 25, 2017)

Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. (NMIPL) has announced changes to its senior management team, all effective October 1, 2017.

Arun Malhotra, currently Managing Director, NMIPL, has been appointed Corporate Advisor, NMIPL. In this new role Malhotra will leverage his extensive expertise and deep experience in the Indian automotive sector to support the delivery of Nissan India’s future growth goals and network development plans. He will report to Peyman Kargar, Chairman of Nissan’s Africa, Middle East and India (AMI) region and interim president of Nissan India Operations, and to Thomas Kuehl, incoming President of Nissan India Operations (effective October 1, 2017). 

Arun Malhotra

Arun Malhotra

Jerome Saigot

Jerome Saigot

Peter Clissold

Peter Clissold

Jerome Saigot, currently Vice President, Marketing and Datsun Business Unit, NMIPL, will now be responsible for Sales and Marketing, NMIPL, for both Nissan and Datsun brands. Saigot will report to Thomas Kuehl, incoming President, Nissan India Operations, and will continue to be based at NMIPL’s office in Gurgaon.

Peter Clissold, currently General Manager, Marketing, AMI, will take up the role of Vice President, Marketing, NMIPL, with responsibility for both the Nissan and Datsun brands in India. Clissold will be based at NMIPL’s office in Gurgaon, and will report to Jerome Saigot.

Commenting on these management changes, Peyman Kargar said, “Nissan has invested substantially in our manufacturing and R&D facilities, and in our dealer network, in India. We expect these appointments
will bring the right balance of experience and new thinking to accelerate our momentum as we strive to achieve our ambitions for the Indian market.”

About Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd.

Nissan Motor India Private Ltd. (NMIPL) is a 100 percent subsidiary of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. Japan. The company was incorporated in 2005 and offers innovative and exciting products across the hatchback, MUV, SUV and sedan segments in India. Nissan together with its global alliance partner Renault set up a manufacturing plant and a Research & Development Centre near Chennai. Nissan in India has a portfolio of two brands, Nissan and Datsun. For more information, visit


Abhishek Mahapatra

Head Communications & CSR, Nissan India

Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd.