Nissan has announced that Daniele Schillaci, ex senior vice-president (sales and marketing), Toyota Motor Company's European region, will take over as global head of marketing and sales beginning July 15, 2015.
Schillaci will join as executive vice-president and member of the Nissan executive committee, and will be based at the company’s headquarters in Yokohama, Japan.
Speaking on the appointment, Carl Ghosn, CEO of Nissan, stated, ‘’Daniele is a talented automotive executive with a solid background in marketing and sales. 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 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. He then joined Toyota in 2002 as 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.