Bryan Barr is new VP Finance for Nissan Europe

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Bryan Barr has been appointed by Nissan Europe as its new vice president of finance, replacing Peter Dickey who moves into the role of director of business development. In this senior role, Barr will oversee all areas of finance, including financial planning, control, tax strategy and accounting of Nissan’s European operations in 31 countries and will report directly to Eric Nicolas, senior vice president of administration and finance with immediate effect.

Barr, 43, brings with him a wealth of experience from the finance and auditing sector in both France and the US. He joins Nissan Europe from Crown Holdings Inc., where he spent 15 years in a number of senior roles.

His most recent role was as director of European shared services, where he was responsible for the financial service operations of six sites in 11 countries across Western Europe. Based in Paris, he was accountable for a team of 120 and a multi-million dollar annual operating budget.

“Bryan joins us with a full career history and proven track-record in the field of finance. I am confident that he will play a key role in achieving Nissan’s ambitious business plan for sustainable, profitable growth,” said Nicolas.

Bryan Barr is married with three children and graduated from the University of Colorado (USA) with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and the University of Hartford (USA) with a Master in Business Administration. Bryan is also a Certified Management Accountant.

In Europe, Nissan employs approximately 12,000 people in its design, research and development, manufacturing, logistics, and sales and marketing operations. Last year, the company manufactured a total of 507,201 vehicles in its Spanish and British plants and sold 539,773 vehicles in Europe. Nissan Europe’s Head Office is based in Trappes (Paris), France.

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