Hiroto Saikawa, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

To achieve Nissan’s corporate vision of “enriching people’s lives,” we are committed to delivering unique and innovative vehicles and mobility services with value that is recognized by our customers.

The environment surrounding the automobile is undergoing rapid changes driven by technological innovation. Nissan is actively working on innovation by bringing ingenuity into the areas of vehicle engineering, development, and production, as well as into sales and services, and we will further accelerate these efforts.

"The power comes from inside." This phrase embodies the efforts of all Nissan employees. I strongly believe that corporate growth cannot be achieved without highly-motivated and ambitious employees. We will continue to harness the power that's inside Nissan to realize and provide solutions that our customers will want and value. To create the value that customers expect, through the Alliance, Nissan employees of Japan and from all around the world are working together with Renault, and our newest partner, Mitsubishi Motors.

Nissan is a Japanese company with a long history. At the same time, we are a global company with great diversity. Nissan also boasts advanced technologies, a robust financial base, and a global business network, as well as top-quality talent with high morale in Japan and overseas. We will utilize these assets to further drive the evolution in the industry.

Please continue to expect Nissan's growth today and into the future. I would like to thank all of you for the warm and continued support.

ABOUT Hiroto Saikawa

Hiroto Saikawa is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (NML), a global automotive company with more than 240,000 employees and over US$110 billion in revenue. He has held this position since April 1, 2017, after serving as co-CEO from October 2017. He is also a representative director of NML.

Between January 2014 and October 2016, Mr. Saikawa was Nissan’s Chief Competitive Officer (CCO), where he led Research and Development, Manufacturing, Supply chain management, Purchasing and Total customer satisfaction.  Since 1999, he has served in a variety of senior management positions at Nissan throughout the world, including Chairman of the Management Committees of the Americas and Europe. He has also served as the Executive Vice President of Purchasing. In addition to his responsibilities at Nissan, Mr. Saikawa is the current Chairman of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA). He previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Renault between 2006 and 2016.

Mr. Saikawa joined NML immediately following his graduation from Tokyo University in 1977. He speaks Japanese and English.

Apr 2017 President and Chief Executive Officer
Nov
2016
Representative Director, Co- Chief Executive Officer
Jan 2014
Representative Director, Chief Competitive Officer
Jun 2011 Representative Director, Executive Vice
President
Jun 2005 Member of the Board of Directors and Executive
Vice President
Apr 2005 Executive Vice President
Apr 2003 Senior Vice President, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Apr 2001 Renault Nissan Purchasing Organization
Executive General Manager
Oct 2000 General Manager of Purchasing Strategy Dept.
Jul 1998 Nissan Europe N.V.
Apr 1977 Joined Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.