Paul Willcox has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Nissan in Europe, as of 1st July 2011, taking over from Simon Thomas, who will be leaving the company after 20 years, in order to pursue a career outside Nissan.
Currently, Paul's job is Managing Director at Nissan Motor GB - Nissan's UK national sales company based in Maple Cross.
EVP and Chairman of Nissan's Africa, Middle East, India and European region (AMIE), Colin Dodge said: "Simon has held a number of key positions in Europe and North America. He has helped to significantly grow Nissan's market share in Europe and has established strong momentum for the business. We thank Simon for his significant contribution to Nissan and wish him the best for the future."
Paul Willcox joined Nissan in 1992 and has held a variety of senior positions in the company both at a national and a regional level.
Commenting on his appointment, Colin Dodge added: "Paul's appointment in Europe comes as we are making strong progress with our ambition to be the number one Japanese brand in the region.
"We are already there in key markets such as Russia the UK and Spain, our European market share is growing year-on-year, and in 2010 we achieved our highest ever sales total. Paul will ensure that the Europe team stays focused on aggressively pursuing further growth,"
Initially, Paul will be working between UK and Nissan International SA based in Rolle, Switzerland before a permanent transfer to Switzerland on 1st August 2011.
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