Nissan appoints Daniele Schillaci to lead global marketing and sales

Nissan appoints Daniele Schillaci to lead global marketing and sales

The FINANCIAL -- Nissan Motor Co. on June 3 announced that Daniele Schillaci, most recently a top sales and marketing executive at Toyota Motor Company's European region, will assume the duties as global head of marketing and sales beginning July 15, 2015.

Schillaci will be an executive vice president and a member of the Nissan executive committee. He will be based at the company's Yokohama, Japan headquarters, according to Nissan.

"Daniele is a talented automotive executive with a solid background in marketing and sales," said CEO Carlos Ghosn. "He will lead the global team to make our brands – Datsun, Infiniti and Nissan – stronger through a focus on brand building and industry-leading sales and service treatment of our customers."

Schillaci joined Toyota in 2002 when he was named general manager for market development in Europe. He held a number of key positions at the automaker's Toyota and Lexus brands eventually assuming his current position in 2011.

He began his career in 1993 at Renault and worked in various operational and sales positions, leaving the company in 2001 to join Fiat Auto S.p.A as head of the Alfa Romeo unit in Italy.

Schillaci was born in Italy; he speaks French, English and Spanish fluently.

2012 – 2015: Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Toyota Motor Europe
2010 – 2011: President and Chief Executive Officer, Toyota Motor, France
2006 – 2009: Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Toyota Spain
2005 – 2006: General Manager for Lexus Operations, Toyota Motor Marketing Europe
2002 – 2004: General Manager for Market Development, Toyota Motor Marketing Europe
2001 – 2002: Head of Alfa Romeo, Italian Market, Fiat S.p.A
1993 – 2001: Renault