Makoto Uchida is a Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. director, representative executive officer, president and chief executive officer.
Uchida served in a variety of positions at both Nissan and the Alliance throughout his career. After starting with Nissan in 2003, Uchida held roles across the Alliance as a manager in the Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization (RNPO) beginning in 2006 and corporate vice president of Alliance Purchasing from 2016 to 2018. In his time at Nissan, Uchida has worked to enhance synergies with Alliance partners.
In his most recent role, Uchida led Nissan’s China business, serving as senior vice president of Nissan, chairman of the Management Committee for China (MC China), and president of Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd., the joint venture between Nissan and Dongfeng Motor Group in China. During this time, Uchida expanded Nissan’s presence in the Chinese market.
Makoto Uchida graduated with a degree in theology from Doshisha University in Japan. He speaks Japanese and English.
Nissan Motor Corporation (Japanese: 日産自動車株式会社 Hepburn: Nissan Jidōsha Kabushiki-gaisha?), usually shortened to Nissan (/ˈniːsɑːn/ or UK /ˈnɪsæn/; Japanese: [nisːaɴ]), is a Japanese multinationalautomobile manufacturer headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan.
Since 1999, Nissan has been part of the Renault–Nissan Alliance, a partnership between Nissan and Renault, the largest automobile manufacturer in France. As of 2013, Renault holds a 43.4% voting stake in Nissan, while Nissan holds a 15% non-voting stake in Renault. Carlos Ghosn serves as CEO of both companies.
Nissan was the sixth largest automaker in the world behind Toyota, General Motors, Volkswagen Group, Hyundai Motor Group, and Ford in 2012. Taken together, the Renault–Nissan Alliance would be the world’s fourth largest automaker. Nissan is the leading Japanese brand in China, Russia and Mexico.