Simon Thomas has named vice president of sales operations for Nissan Europe from 1 April.

Thomas is currently vice president for sales and marketing for Nissan and Infiniti in Canada and replaces Christian Meunier who will become vice president of model line marketing for Nissan North America.

Thomas has over 15 years experience with Nissan including time at Nissan Motor (GB) where he held a variety of sales roles in England and Scotland, before being appointed marketing director in 2000 and sales director in 2003.

Prior to joining Nissan, Thomas spent seven years at Rover Cars in sales roles.

In his new role he will oversee sales operations in 30 European countries and will report directly to Brian Carolin, senior vice president of sales and marketing.