Fintan Knight appointed Infiniti Vice President responsible for brand operations in Africa, Middle East, India and Europe
- United Arab Emirates: Saturday, March 16 - 2013 at 12:53
Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen announced another high-profile addition to the Infiniti leadership team. Effective May 1, 2013, Fintan Knight will become Infiniti's new Vice President for brand operations in Africa, Middle East, India and Europe.
From 1995-2008, Knight held prominent positions at Audi throughout the world, among them Managing Director of Audi Ireland and General Manager, Audi Asia and Pacific, where he gained experience in marketing, network development and aftersales management in several Asia Pacific markets.
"The addition of Fintan Knight is a key ingredient that further strengthens the Infiniti leadership team," said de Nysschen.
"His proven track record in premium automotive brand management will be a tremendous asset as we reach out to new customers as part of Infiniti's global growth plan. I have every confidence that Fintan will make a substantial contribution to our long-term success."
Knight has 20 years of premium automotive experience. Before joining Audi, he also worked for BMW in Australia, where he began his career in the auto industry.
An Australian national, Mr. Knight holds a degree in economics from University of Western Australia and an MBA from IESE Business School, University of Navarra. He speaks English and German, with a splash of Italian.
Mr. Knight succeeds Bernard Loire who has been named Managing Director of Nissan Italia.
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