NISSAN ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Nissan yesterday announced that Alain Dassas will join the company as its new Chief Financial Officer. Effective September 17th, 2007 Dassas will lead the Finance function of the company including financial strategy, treasury, tax, and capital markets, sales financing operations and communications with investors and shareholders. Dassas will report directly to Carlos Ghosn, President and CEO, Nissan Motor Company and will be a member of Nissan’s Executive Committee.
“Alain Dassas’ track record leading financial services for Renault and his depth of experience and knowledge of the global financial markets will be a great asset for Nissan during our next period of growth,” said Carlos Ghosn. “I look forward to Alain joining Nissan’s management team and leading our company’s efforts to identify and execute opportunities to enhance Nissan’s financial performance and shareholder returns,” continued Ghosn.
Dassas joins Nissan from Renault where he is President, Renault Formula One Team. During his 24-year career at Renault, Dassas has served in numerous financial, merger and acquisitions and investor relations positions at the Renault group level including SVP of Finance and also in Renault Credit International. Dassas has many years of experience working with Nissan through his role on the initial Renault Nissan Alliance agreement and his former board membership of Nissan Diesel. Prior to joining Renault, Dassas spent 10 years at the Chase Manhattan Bank in Paris and New York. Dassas took up his current position in April 2006.