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Kou Kimura appointed new CEO & MD of Renault-Nissan Automotive India Print E-mail
Written by James   
Thursday, 21 April 2011

Chennai: Renault-Nissan Automotive India Private Ltd. (RNAIPL) has announced the appointment of Kou Kimura as the new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director for its manufacturing facility at Oragadam, near Chennai with effect from 1st April, 2011. Kimura has been promoted to CEO & MD from his previous position of SVP – Plant Operations of the Oragadam facility, which he held since 2008.

He replaces Akira Sakurai who successfully steered RNAIPL operations in the initial phase of production.

After two years as CEO & MD of RNAIPL, Sakurai has now been appointed as SVP, Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering division at the Corporate Headquarters in Japan.

Kimura is a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Touhoku University in Japan. He started his career in Nissan Motor Limited’s (NML) Oppama Plant in Japan in the year 1977. Before coming to India, Kimura has held various positions in Nissan Head Quarters in Japan and in the United Kingdom.

Marc Nassif, MD & Country General Manager for Renault in India, continues in his role as Dy. CEO of RNAIPL.

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