NISSAN Europe has announced the appointment of Roel de Vries to the position of Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, for the European business.
Roel de Vries, 51, joins the region from Nissan Motor Corporation in Yokohama, Japan, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Customer Experience and Brand Strategy. Roel de Vries will report to Nissan Europe Chairman Gianluca de Ficchy.
Having joined Nissan in 1994 in his home country of the Netherlands, Roel de Vries brings to the region extensive global experience and a strong track record of success. After serving in roles of increasing responsibility in Europe, South Africa and Japan, Roel de Vries was named the company’s global head of Marketing in 2012, where he strengthened the value of Nissan’s brand.
“Nissan now has a strong leadership team in place to successfully deliver the exciting new products that are coming to the European market,” Gianluca de Ficchy said. “Roel will bring a robust sales and marketing track record, a passion for the Nissan brand and a sharp focus on our electrification leadership to our business.”
The appointment is effective December 16, 2019.