Francois Goupil de Bouillé has been appointed Vice President, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) for Infiniti effective April 1. 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.
Infiniti announced that U.S. singer, songwriter and actress, Katy Perry, will perform as a special guest at the 2014 Infiniti China Brand Festival in Beijing. Several thousand guests are expected at the Beijing indoor Olympic Stadium on Saturday, January 11, to participate in one of the biggest brand galas ever held in China.
With Infiniti gearing up for rapid expansion in Europe, the company can announce the creation of a key new senior position to oversee sales growth in the region. On January 1, 2014, Brendan Norman joins the brand as Operations Director, Infiniti EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
Infiniti is pleased to announce that Hugues Fabre has been appointed to head up Infiniti commercial operations for Western Europe. He succeeds Guillaume Pelletreau who is taking up a new role within the Infiniti parent group.
Infiniti's new-model offensive is changing up a gear with the announcement of a new Europe-based product chief, the company's first. Nicolas Tschann has been appointed to the newly created role of Product Director for Infiniti EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa).
Infiniti has appointed Simon Cox (53) Design Director, Infiniti Design London studio. In this role, Cox will be based in the new bespoke Infiniti design studio in London, which is planned to open in October.
Vincent Gillet has been appointed Vice President, Marketing, for Infiniti, effective September 2013. In this global role, Gillet (41) will be based at the company’s global headquarters in Hong Kong and report to Johan de Nysschen, President of Infiniti Motor Company, Ltd.
Infiniti has lost its founder, Bill Bruce, who passed away on May 28 at age 70. Bruce was the first General Manager when the Infiniti brand was launched in the U.S. in 1989 from where it set out to enter other global markets.