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Makoto Uchida

Makoto Uchida, President and CEO, Nissan Motor Co.

Makoto Uchida is a Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. director, representative executive officer, president and CEO.

As CEO, Uchida is leading the company transformation plan, Nissan NEXT, with a clear purpose of "driving innovation to enrich people's lives." Towards this, he has set a long term goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.

After starting with Nissan in 2003, Uchida held roles across the Alliance as a manager in the Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization beginning in 2006 and corporate vice president of Alliance Purchasing from 2016 to 2018.

Prior to becoming CEO, Uchida led Nissan's China business, serving as senior vice president of Nissan, chairperson of the Management Committee for China, and president of Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd., the joint venture between Nissan and Dongfeng Motor Group in China.