Alfonso Albaisa executive design director for Infiniti
Mr. Albaisa joined the Nissan Design team in San Diego, CA, in 1988. From 1997, he held a number of senior Design positions within Nissan leading up to his appointment as Design Director, Nissan Design America, in 2004. In 2007, he was appointed Vice President of Nissan Design Europe.
Upon his 2011 return to the US as Vice President, Nissan Design America, he led the design of the Nissan Ellure and Xtrem concept cars as well as key strategic production vehicles soon to be launched.
He also played a key role in the design of several Infiniti models. In 2012, he was named Design Director of Nissan global Design, Nissan brand passenger cars, including Zero Emission Vehicles. In this global role, he was responsible to map out and implement Nissan’s future design strategies. ■