Local exec leaves Infiniti four months after becoming chairman


Local exec leaves Infiniti four months after becoming chairman

By MATT BLOIS

Four months after assuming the role of president and chairman at Infiniti, Christian Meunier of Franklin is leaving the company for personal reasons.

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Christian Meunier is leaving Infiniti four months after becoming president and chairman. / Photo courtesy of Nissan Motor Corporation.

Infiniti tapped Meunier to be Infiniti’s global president in January. Meunier was planning to remain in Franklin, while spending a significant portion of his time at the company’s global headquarters in Hong Kong.

According to a press release, Meaner is leaving now leaving the company for personal reasons and to pursue other opportunities. Meunier has been with the broader Nissan organization since 2002.

Nissan Chief Quality Officer Christian Vandenhende will oversee the company until the company selects a new chairman. Infiniti is a part of the Nissan organization.

Mike Colleran, Infiniti’s global division vice president, will act as deputy chairman.

The changes follow several months of turmoil for leadership in the Nissan organization. Former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn was arrested and charged with financial crimes in Japan last year.

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