Nissan Motor India has appointed Naraayan Kannan as director, communications.
In his new role, he will be a member of the brand’s management committee for India. He will also be responsible for managing internal and external communications, public relations, and will be tasked with strengthening Nissan’s brand image in India.
Kannan will be based out of the brand’s Gurugram office.
Prior to this, he was executive vice president, corporate, crisis and advocacy at Concept Public
Kannan will report to Frank Torres, president, Nissan India operations, and Katherine Zachary, region vice president - AMIEO Communications.
Rakesh Srivastava, MD, Nissan Motor India, said, “We are pleased to welcome Naraayan
to the Nissan India family. Backed by his extensive experience in public relations, public advocacy, and government affairs, Naraayan will play an important role in delivering communications strategies to accelerate Nissan India’s transformation. We are extremely confident that his expertise and in-depth knowledge of communications and prior experience with the brand will help further drive the communication priorities of Nissan India.”
Kannan said, “I am delighted to be a part of the Nissan India family at such an exciting time in India. This has been a dream come true for me as I have managed the brand from the agency side for a long time and with the ‘Move Beyond’ strategy, the future is undeniably encouraging for all of us. With the support of the management, we hope to deploy a robust strategic communications program for India.”
With almost two decades of experience, he has also worked with companies like SRT Sports Management, Adfactors PR and Reliance Industries, among others.
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