Nissan Philippines names new president

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 25 2014 04:17 PM | Updated as of Jul 26 2014 12:17 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI) has named Antonio Zara as the company's new president and managing director.

The Filipino executive is currently managing director for international sales of General Motors Korea. He will officially take on the post after NPI's board of directors meeting in August.

Zara has extensive experience in automotive sales, service, and marketing to Nissan Philippines. He has previously worked in multiple markets across Asia, including Korea, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Kenji Naito, current President and Managing Director of NPI, will be appointed Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Management, Nissan Motor Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. (NMAP) in Bangkok, effective August 1. He was appointed to his current role in December 2013.

"This is an exciting time for us in the Philippines and I am very happy to have such a seasoned executive join us to grow the business in this dynamic market," said Toru Hasegawa, Corporate Vice President, Asia and Oceania Business, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and concurrently President, Nissan Motor Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. (NMAP).