Johan de Nysschen has resigned from his presidential post in Infiniti to assume work as the new president of GM's premium Cadillac marque.
GM says de Nysschen will take the lead on Cadillac’s sales, pricing and network development, strategic brand development and product portfolio planning. Moreover, he will also be responsible for product engineering and design.
de Nysschen, 54, resigned as Infiniti Chief Executive Officer last Friday after two years on the job. Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive of Audi USA for eight years and President of Audi Japan for five.
His appointment as Cadillac President begins August 1 and reports to GM President Dan Ammann.
In a statement, de Nysschen said that he is eager to join the GM team.
“I have for some time now been impressed by how the new General Motors has been transformed into a formidable force in the industry. The combination of strong corporate leadership and exceptional engineering resources presents the perfect combination to restore Cadillac to its place among global premium brands,” de Nysschen said.
Ammann said that de Nysschen brings vast experience in the development and execution of luxury automotive brands to GM. He further said that de Nysschen’s track record proves that he’s the perfect executive to lead Cadillac.