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NEW DELHI: Nissan on Thursday appointed Arun Malhotra as the new Managing Director for Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. Malhotra will report to Guillaume Sicard, President - Nissan India Operations. Prior to joining Nissan, Malhotra was the chief of International Sales and Marketing for the automotive and farm sector of Mahindra & Mahindra.

"Arun Malhotra has a consistent record of high performance and extensive experience in automotive sales, service, and marketing in India. I am happy to have a seasoned leader like him join us to accelerate Nissan's progress in a dynamic market like India," said Guillaume Sicard, President - Nissan India Operations.

In the new role, Malhotra will be responsible for developing business strategies to maximize Nissan's overall performance, managing product introduction and significantly increasing the presence and accessibility of the Nissan and Datsun brands through continuing network expansion.

With over 30 years of experience in the Automotive industry, Malhotra has worked in different functions of sales, service, network expansion & development, brand building and customer centric initiatives in organizations including Bajaj Auto, and Maruti Suzuki. He has worked across the length and breadth of India.

Malhotra holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA degree from IIM Calcutta.