Nissan names Rakesh Srivastava as MD of operations in India

New Delhi, September 5 () Japanese automaker Nissan said Thursday that it appointed Rakesh Srivastava as Managing Director of its operations in India.

Srivastava will inform Sinan Ozkok, president of Nissan India Operations.

Nissan sells a range of models in India, including the Kicks and Terrano SUVs. It also sells models under the Datsun brand.

With its rich experience and deep knowledge of the Indian market, I am sure it will strengthen our sales and marketing functions and offer our customer-centric strategy, Ozkok said in a statement.

Srivastava joins Nissan of the JSW Group where he worked as Director, in charge of the development of electric vehicles.

Prior to that, Srivastava has held senior management positions at Hyundai Motor India and Maruti Suzuki.

Nissan's leadership in technology and innovation will be a key and differentiating factor to offer value and aspiration to customers in this competitive market, Srivastava added.

The company has been struggling with leadership in its Indian operations. In June of this year, Thomas Kuehl resigned as president of Nissan India after taking responsibility in October 2017. Last year, Jerome Saigot had resigned as Managing Director of Indian operations to pursue a career outside the group. MSS ANS ANS