Bangkok, 30 April 2020 - Nissan today announced the appointment of Teeraphan Laongsri as vice president for dealer network development in Thailand, effective 1 May 2020. Laongsri will report to Ramesh Narasimhan, president of Nissan in Thailand.

Laongsri succeeds Maciej Klenkiewicz, who was appointed vice president of sales at Nissan Asia and Oceania on 1 April 2020.

In his new role, Laongsri will be responsible for strategic direction and developing plans to strengthen Nissan’s dealer network; drive Nissan Retail Concept showroom expansion to provide customers with a globally consistent high quality dealership experience; optimize dealer performance; and oversee dealer network operations across Thailand.

“Teeraphan brings a stellar track record along with a wealth of experience in the automotive industry - spanning more than two decades. He will partner closely with our dealer network to continue to find ways to exceed our valued Thai customer expectations through best-in-class customer service and support at every stage of their vehicle ownership journey with us,” said Narasimhan.

Laongsri has served as Nissan’s vice president for after sales since 2014. Under his leadership, the function helped Nissan achieve the top position in the J.D. Power 2019 Thailand Customer Service Index StudySM .

Nicolas Belaud, currently general manager of after sales for Nissan Asia and Oceania, will replace Laongsri as Nissan’s vice president for after sales in Thailand. Belaud has more than 17 years of experience in Asia and Europe, including holding several leadership positions in the after sales organization at Renault SAS in France, one of Nissan’s Global Alliance partners.

“Having spent his career in various aspects of global after sales operations, Nicolas is the perfect fit to take over as vice president for after sales here in Thailand. He will bring a strong mix of international expertise and regional knowledge to  the role, and I look forward to working closely with him to drive our Thai business forward,” Narasimhan concluded.

About Nissan Motor (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Nissan was established in Japan since 1933 with the commitment to create Innovation that Excites for customer satisfaction. Nissan wants to improve quality of life for people in society by pursuing a goal of zero emission vehicles and zero fatalities on the road with “Nissan Intelligent Mobility”. The company plans to introduce autonomous drive vehicles across regions for safety and more enjoyable driving experience. Nissan started business in Thailand since 1952. Currently, the Nissan Group of Companies in Thailand has subsidiaries five companies, including two of the production bases, over than 180 showrooms and service centers nationwide network. Vehicle range cover all segments includes 11 models spanning the entry level Eco-Car, SUV, Premium Sedans and Pickup Trucks.

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