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Nissan announces management change in the Philippines

Staff writer |
Manila, Philippines - July 28, 2014, Manila, Philippines - Nissan announced the appointment of Antonio Zara as president and managing director of Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI), effective August 1, 2014.

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Mr. Zara, currently Managing Director, International Sales of General Motors Korea, brings extensive automotive experience in sales, service, and marketing to NPI, spanning multiple markets across Asia, including Korea, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

He served as President of Sales for General Motors Japan, where he was responsible for launching Chevrolet on the Japanese market and also introduced GM’s high-end models such as Cadillac, Saab, Hummer and Corvette to local motorists.

With this management change, Kenji Naito, current President and Managing Director of NPI, will be appointed Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Management, Nissan Motor Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. (NMAP) in Bangkok, also effective August 1.

Mr. Naito was appointed to his current role in December 2013. Under his leadership, NPI was established as a new joint-venture company with long time partners Universal Motors Corporation (UMC) and Nissan Motor Philippines, Inc. (NMPI).

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