Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his current role as vice president for sales.
Saillard, 51, replaces Guillaume Cartier, 49, who has been named corporate vice president, division general manager, for Mitsubishi Motors in Tokyo.
Saillard currently heads Nissan Europe's dealer network development and is responsible for boosting corporate sales and used car activities.
Saillard joined Nissan in 2006 as sales director for Nissan Europe West and has held several sales and marketing roles during his tenure at the automaker, including his role as sales director for the Infiniti brand in Europe from 2009 until 2010.
Prior to his current role, Saillard headed Nissan's operations as managing director in Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Ukraine, and Poland from 2010 to 2013.
Before joining Nissan, the Frenchman held executive positions within Ford Motor's dealership operations for 15 years.
The automaker also promoted James Wright to be divisional vice president for Nissan Europe East, expanding his current role as vice president for the region. Wright, 56, will be responsible for the business performance of the company's Russia, Ukraine, Central Eastern Europe and the Datsun business unit.
Wright was managing director of Nissan Motor Great Britain for six years and also headed the Infiniti brand's launch in Europe market in 2008 as vice president of Infiniti Europe.
Both changes are effective April 1.
Saillard and Wright will report to Paul Willcox, Nissan Europe's chairman.