Pastures new (well, maybe not all that new) again for Paul Willcox

Pastures new (well, maybe not all that new) again for Paul Willcox

Nissan has announced the appointment of Paul Willcox as Chairman for Nissan's Europe region, bringing him back after a very brief stint with Volkswagen UK.

The company said the appointment is part of senior management and organisational changes designed to further strengthen operations in Europe and globally. Willcox will report to Trevor Mann, Nissan global Chief Performance Officer.

Trevor Mann said: "I am delighted about Paul's appointment. With his deep knowledge of Nissan and strong leadership, I am confident that Paul will succeed in achieving our European performance objectives."

Willcox joined Nissan in 1992. In 2011 he took the position of Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing for Nissan Europe, a position he left in September this year to work as head of VW's UK operations.

Nissan has recently been reshuffling top management across its global operations.

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PAUL WILLCOX APPOINTED CHAIRMAN NISSAN IN EUROPE

ROLLE, Switzerland (December 20, 2013) - Nissan announced today the appointment of Paul Willcox as Chairman for Nissan's Europe region.

The appointment is part of senior management and organisational changes designed to further strengthen operations in Europe and globally. Willcox will report to Trevor Mann, Nissan global Chief Performance Officer.  Paul's start date will be announced in due course.

Trevor Mann commented: "I am delighted about Paul's appointment. With his deep knowledge of Nissan and strong leadership, I am confident that Paul will succeed in achieving our European performance objectives."

About Paul Willcox

After graduating from Lancaster University, UK with a Management Sciences degree, Paul spent four years at Peugeot GB. He joined Nissan GB in 1992 and has held numerous management positions in sales and marketing including Manager Corporate Planning, General Manager Marketing Strategy and Pricing and Marketing Director Nissan GB. He was appointed Vice President Marketing for Nissan Europe in 2005. After three years he returned to Nissan Motor Great Britain as Managing Director. In 2011 he took up the position of Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing for Nissan Europe, a position he left in September this year to pursue interests outside of Nissan.

Original source: Nissan

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