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Sinan Özkök is the New President of Nissan for Indian Operations

Sinan Özkök is the New President of Nissan for Indian Operations

Snapshot: Sinan Özkök joins Indian operations from Nissan Otomotiv A.Ş. (NOAS), Nissan’s national sales company in Turkey, where he has been managing director since 2015.

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Nissan, the Japanese automaker, has announced the appointment of Sinan Özkök as the new President for the Indian operations. He replaces Thomas Kuehl who was appointed as president, India operations in 2017. Kuehl's stint as Nissan India's head honcho comes to an end in less than two years. Sinan will be based at the company's headquarters in Gurgaon with all the responsibilities under his helm which will include Sales and Marketing, Research and Development and Manufacturing, for both Nissan and Datsun brands.

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Sinan, 49, has overseen a significant growth in Turkey for Nissan and brings with him 26 years’ experience of working within the automotive industry. He joins India from Nissan Otomotiv A.Ş. (NOAS), Nissan’s national sales company in Turkey, where he has been managing director since 2015. His career started in 1993 in Renault, where he held senior positions across Marketing, Dealer Network Management, Retail Operation and Sales. He joined Nissan in 2015. Nissan chairman of the Africa, Middle East and India region, Peyman Kargar, commented that he is delighted that Sinan will be driving Nissan’s business forward in India. Not only does he bring vast experience of working within the industry over many years, he has a proven track record.

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Sinan, on his appointment, said that he is looking forward to working in one of the most dynamic and important auto markets in the world. Nissan and Datsun offer a broad and compelling line-up for customers and he will be working to develop the full potential of both brands in India. Meanwhile, in other news, it was learnt that Nissan is contemplating a re-entry in the light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment in the Indian market. The official announcement regarding the same can be expected in a few months. Also, Nissan is has already commenced work on the new-gen Sunny sedan, which will be based on the Lannia sedan concept which debuted several years back. The company has started testing the sedan and it is expected to have a world premiere in the next couple of months.

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