Nissan promotes purchasing exec Saikawa to chief competitive officer

March 11, 2013

Nissan Motor Co. is elevating Executive Vice President Hiroto Saikawa to a newly created position of chief competitive officer that encompasses oversight of global manufacturing, supply chain management, r&d and customer satisfaction.

The sweeping portfolio upgrade comes in addition to Saikawa’s role in charge of purchasing and regional businesses in Asia, Oceania and Japan