Renault-Nissan Chennai plant gets new chief

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on April 20, 2011

Renault-Nissan Automotive India (RNAIPL) announced on Wednesday the appointment of Mr Kou Kimura as the new CEO & Managing Director of its manufacturing facility at Oragadam, near Chennai. With effect from April 1, Mr Kimura will replace Mr Akira Sakurai as the head of the plant. Mr Kimura has been promoted from his previous position of SVP – Plant Operations of the Oragadam facility, which he held since 2008.

Mr Kimura is a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Touhoku University, Japan. He started his career in Nissan's Oppama Plant in Japan in 1977. Prior coming to India, Mr Kimura has held various positions in Nissan headquarters in Japan and in the UK. Mr Marc Nassif, MD & Country General Manager for Renault in India, continues in his role as Deputy CEO of RNAIPL.

Published on April 20, 2011

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