NISSAN Motor (GB) has announced two new appointments designed to further strengthen its fleet sales operations and deliver market share growth.
Michael Stewart is appointed to the new position of Head of Leasing, Specialist Fleet Sales and Rental, and will be responsible for building relationships with UK leasing companies and driving Nissan performance in the sector. Michael takes on his new position from his former role as Network Sales Director at NMGB.
Michael said: “Nissan is focussed on developing the quality of its market share and our relationships with the UK’s leasing companies will be critical to this success. I’m delighted to be taking on this new role within Nissan and driving performance in line with our fleet sales goals, in what are challenging and fast-moving market conditions.”
Joining the business as Nissan’s new Network Sales Director, will be Andrew Sellars, who has recently returned to the UK from Volvo Car Group, where his latest position was of Vice President – Commercial Operations, based in Thailand for the APAC region. Prior to Volvo he held a number of senior roles with Kia Motors UK and Kia Motors Europe, but began his career in the dealer network, selling cars.
Andrew said: “With exciting new model launches this year, including the new Qashqai and X-Trail, this is a fantastic time to be joining a very dynamic business. I’m delighted to become part of the Nissan family, and look forward to working closely with the dealers on qualitative sales and high levels of customer satisfaction – all supported by the great added opportunities these new product launches represent.”
Darren Payne, Sales Director at Nissan Motor (GB), said: “With his wealth of network experience I’m delighted to welcome Andrew to the network sales team, and I also congratulate Michael on his new role within the fleet sales team, and thank him for his contribution to accelerating Nissan’s sales performance.
“We are now in a great position to meet the challenges and requirements of both the retail and fleet markets, with new models launching into key sectors throughout 2017.”
Andrew and Michael start their new roles with immediate effect.