Nissan today announced the opening of its Sales and Marketing Headquarters in Mumbai, inaugurated by Takashi Hata, Senior Vice President Nissan Motor Co., Ltd and Chairman of Nissan’s Africa, Middle East and India region.
The new facility, which is located in the Equinox Business Park, Kurla (west), covers an extensive 17,000 square foot area and is Nissan’s second largest office in the country behind the main corporate headquarters in Chennai. The facility currently houses sales, marketing, communications and dealer management teams for both Nissan and Datsun brands, among other key functions. Nissan has also established a regional office in Delhi as part of a wider strategy to expand its local presence and reach in India. Additional regional bases will be established in other major cities in the near future. The Mumbai workforce is expected to rise to around 150 employees by the end of the year.
Speaking at the occasion, Kenichiro Yomura, President of Nissan India Operations, said, “Nissan Motor India Private Ltd has assumed full responsibility for the sales, marketing and distribution of all Nissan and Datsun-branded vehicles and parts in India. The inauguration of our sales & marketing headquarters in Mumbai is a key step to help expand our reach and visibility to our customers in this very important growth market.” In other news, Nissan today announced the appointment of Guillaume Sicard as Deputy President of Nissan India Operations. His appointment will be effective July 1st, 2014. Sicard will report directly to Kenichiro Yomura. Sicard is currently working as the COO of Renault Turkey.