KALYANA Sivagnanam has been appointed Managing Director at Nissan GB, moving back to the country from his previous role as Regional Vice President Sales and Marketing, Africa Middle-East and India.
He is based at Nissan’s Maple Cross head office and will report to Ken Ramirez, Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing in Nissan Europe.
Sivagnanam takes over from Andrew Sellars, NMGB Sales Director, who took on the additional role of interim MD during the last quarter.
The appointment comes as the European automotive industry embarks on a period of unprecedented change. Three key trends – electrification, connectivity and autonomous technologies – are set to deliver new opportunities for Nissan dealers, while transforming the way customers interact with their cars.
Sivagnanam, who has 14 years’ previous experience of working in the UK, said: “It’s a great time to be joining Nissan in Europe, thanks to established leadership in the crossover segments, exciting new model launches to come, and a clearly defined vision that will meet the needs of future customers, while delivering a profitable return for our UK dealer network.”