Francois Goupil de Bouillé has been appointed Vice President, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), for Infiniti, effective April 1, 2014. In this role, he will be responsible for managing Infiniti’s entire business and steering its growth plan in this region. He succeeds Fintan Knight who has elected to pursue interests outside of the company.
Goupil de Bouillé is currently Vice President, Global Operations, for Infiniti based in Hong Kong. In addition, he has full market responsibility for the Asia & Oceania region. In his new capacity, he will be based at Infiniti’s EMEA headquarters in Rolle, Switzerland. He will continue to report to Johan de Nysschen, President, Infiniti Motor Company Ltd.
“Francois Goupil de Bouillé is a proven automotive leader who has a wealth of experience in Europe. He is one of our most senior executives and has an impressive track record. I am looking forward to his leadership particularly as we prepare for the launch of the Q30 in 2015,” said de Nysschen. “Fintan Knight has played a key role in shaping Infiniti as a modern and young challenger brand with an attitude. At the same time, he transformed the EMEA organization in preparation of future growth. I am grateful for his contributions and wish him all the best for his future endeavors,” de Nysschen added.
Infiniti is continuing to strengthen its product line-up across the globe and will launch Infiniti Q50 in the Middle East at the beginning of April. The Infiniti Q50 premium compact sedan brings distinctive design, engaging performance, world’s first technologies and unmatched levels of connectivity and personalization, including the brand’s first hybrid powertrain. The all-new Infiniti Q50is designed for a new generation of young, premium customers seeking Infiniti’s unique fusion of inspired performance and hospitality.
Goupil de Bouillé is a seasoned automotive professional who spent his 30-year professional life at Ford and Nissan. His successful international career includes leadership positions in Sales, Marketing & Aftersales in countries such as France, Hungary, Switzerland and Russia. As the Fiscal Year 2013 ends on March 31, Infiniti will reach a new all-time high sales result globally with approximately 179,000 vehicles sold. Under his leadership, Nissan emerged as the No 1 Japanese brand in Russia and tripled its annual sales from 50,000 to 150,000.
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