Wendy Durward has worked with Nissan Canada Inc. for over 21 years. She began as a Credit Analyst within the Nissan Canada Finance branch and moved her way through various roles before transferring to the automotive side of the business, when she became the Senior Manager of Marketing Communications for both Nissan and Infiniti 10 years ago.
Juergen Schmitz has worked in the automotive industry for just over 20 years across several brands. He joined the Middle East team in September 2011 after four years as Infiniti Regional Director of central Europe. In his current role as General Manager, his main areas of responsibility are to enhance brand power, develop the interior and exterior design of existing dealerships and increase market share.
Infiniti president Johan de Nysschen has said Infiniti will expand its product portfolio to cover the premium market. Speaking in front of the EMERG-E concept at the Paris motor show, he said Infiniti is about cars drivers lust over.
Europe has long been known in the premium and luxury car sectors as the turf of German manufacturers, but Infiniti has big plans for the continent ahead and Russia is already home to its top-selling dealership.
Looking for some hints of what's to come for Infiniti? Ben Poore, Vice President of Infiniti Americas, and Johan de Nysschen, President of Infiniti Global answered your questions live from Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
Infiniti offered two North American debuts while at the 62nd Annual Pebble Concours d’Elegance. One unveiling came in the form of the brand’s Emerg-e concept car, the latest embodiment of Infiniti Inspired Performance. The other introduction was for the new head of Infiniti Global, Johan de Nysschen.
As Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of Nissan Motor Company, Shiro Nakamura manages the global design strategies across both Nissan and Infiniti, leading a team of more than 800 people worldwide.