Jose Roman is Infiniti’s new global head of the brand, effective July 1.
A native of Ecuador, Roman is currently Nissan México’s president and managing director. He joined Nissan in 2012 and brings more than 25 years of automotive industry experience, gained while working in markets including Mexico, Colombia, Brazil and Japan.
In his most recent position, Roman played a key role in the consolidation of the brand's sales leadership in Mexico and led the successful implementation of Nissan's global transformation plan, Nissan NEXT within the country.
During his tenure, Nissan achieved its 15th consecutive year in the top market position in Mexico, with the complete renewal of its product portfolio and the introduction of Nissan's e-POWER technology to the region. As the leader of the Nissan Importers Business Unit, he oversaw 34 markets within Latin America.
Roman will concurrently serve as senior vice president, global sales Nissan Motor Co., Ltd, reporting to Asako Hoshino, executive vice president, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd, based in Yokohama, Japan.
Roman is a supporter of employee health and talent development, and Nissan Mexico was recently recognized as the number one automotive company in environmental, social and governance by MERCO, along with "Best Places to Work" by HRC Equidad MX.
The 56-year-old holds a postgraduate marketing degree from the San Francisco de Quito University and a Civil Engineering degree from Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador.
Roman replaces Peyman Kargar, who departed Infiniti in April, returning to Renault in his native France after a three-year assignment leading the brand in Japan.