NASHVILLE -- Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen continues to shift decision-making for the luxury brand onto managers who are focused solely on Infiniti.
In the past two weeks, de Nysschen has moved three executives into global roles designed to give Infiniti more attention.
He named Hiroyuki Fushiki general manager in charge of Infiniti's product strategy. Fushiki will work at the Hong Kong headquarters and report directly to de Nysschen as a strategic global product planner.
De Nysschen named Toshihiro Hirai as Infiniti's global head of program management. Hirai, a longtime Nissan engineer, will work at parent company Nissan Motor Co.'s technical center in Atsugi, Japan, making sure Infiniti models are conceived and manufactured on time and on budget for world markets.
De Nysschen also named Alfonso Albaisa, the Cuban-American designer who has been in charge of Nissan's worldwide passenger car design strategy, as Infiniti's global design chief.
All three moves are intended to support de Nysschen's plan to further separate Infiniti from the mass-market Nissan brand.