Hiroto Saikawa is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (NML), a global automotive company with more than 240,000 employees and over US$110 billion in revenue. He has held this position since April 1, 2017, after serving as co-CEO from October 2017. He is also a representative director of NML.

Between January 2014 and October 2016, Mr. Saikawa was Nissan’s Chief Competitive Officer (CCO), where he led Research and Development, Manufacturing, Supply chain management, Purchasing and Total customer satisfaction.  Since 1999, he has served in a variety of senior management positions at Nissan throughout the world, including Chairman of the Management Committees of the Americas and Europe. He has also served as the Executive Vice President of Purchasing. In addition to his responsibilities at Nissan, Mr. Saikawa is the current Chairman of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA). He previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Renault between 2006 and 2016.

Mr. Saikawa joined NML immediately following his graduation from Tokyo University in 1977. He speaks Japanese and English.

Apr

2017

President and Chief Executive Officer

Nov

2016

Representative Director, Co- Chief Executive Officer

Jan

2014

Representative Director, Chief Competitive Officer

Jun

2011

Representative Director, Executive Vice President

Jun

2005

Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Vice President

Apr

2005

Executive Vice President

Apr

2003

Senior Vice President, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Apr

2001

Renault Nissan Purchasing Organization
Executive General Manager

Oct

2000

General Manager of Purchasing Strategy Dept.

Jul

1998

Nissan Europe N.V.

Apr

1977

Joined Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.