Chairman & Managing Director of Nissan Motor Egypt and Chairman of Nissan South Africa
Mike Whitfield is the chairman & managing director of Nissan Motor Egypt, Chairman of Nissan South Africa and a former managing director of Nissan South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
After joining Nissan as a marketing trainee in 1982, Whitfield quickly rose through the ranks. His leadership skills came to the fore as head of Nissan’s Kwa-Zulu Natal region, after which he was appointed director of Nissan’s heavy vehicle diesel division in 1993. This was followed in 1999 by his appointment as director of sales and marketing for Nissan SA. Six years later Whitfield accepted a foreign posting, setting up the Nissan operations in Northern Europe, where he was managing director of Nissan Nordic Europe.
Mike is the president of AAAM and former President of NAAMSA