Nissan Appoints New Chief Planning Officer

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Nissan is among the leading Japanese automobile manufacturers across the globe. They have now appointed a new Chief Planning Officer at their main center at Yokohama, Japan. Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. President and CEO Carlos Ghosn announced Philippe Klein for the post.

Nissan Board of Directors approved of Philippe Klein being the new Chief Planning Officer. He will take charge of the new post from 15th of September, 2014. He is also a part of the company's Executive Committee. He will take over from Andy Palmer, who has chosen to join Aston Martin.

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Carlos Ghosn, President and CEO, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. explained, "Philippe Klein will make a significant contribution to Nissan, he brings considerable engineering and product management expertise to Nissan as well as a deep knowledge of and a long experience in the industry and in the Alliance."

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Philippe Klein was first appointed by Renault back in 1981. He was part of the Engine Development Department. He was eventually appointed as an executive assistant to the Chairman. He then was part of Renault-Nissan alliance and was in charge of the CEO office.

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Klein then returned back with French automobile manufacturer Renault for a period of five years. In 2007 he was appointed as Nissan's Senior Vice President in charge of CEO, COO office and corporate administrations.

Philippe Klein has earned his degrees from Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Petroles et Moteurs. It is in Paris, where he did his major studies and assignments.


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Story first published: Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 12:00 [IST]
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