Nissan Middle East announces new General Manager for Corporate Communications
- United Arab Emirates: Sunday, August 05 - 2012 at 14:11
- PRESS RELEASE
Nissan Middle East has announced the appointment of Yolande Pineda to the position of General Manager, Corporate Communications. Yolande joins Nissan with over 20 years of experience in multinational organizations across both corporate and marketing communications roles.
Yolande started her career in Nokia Telecommunications as a trainee in 1990, rising to take overall responsibility of the company's communications function in France and North Africa by June 2000. She then moved to Latin America to handle Communications and Corporate Communications for Nokia Networks and became leader of the region's 12 person team for Nokia Corporation two years later. It was her role as Nokia Corporate Communications Director for Middle East and Africa which brought her to Dubai in February 2007.
In January 2009, she joined Mars Corporation to become the Corporate Affairs Director for Africa, Middle East and India before becoming the Director of the French Business Council, the position from which she joins Nissan Middle East.
On her appointment Yolande commented, "Nissan has a long and proud heritage in the region with a proven commitment to providing vehicles which meet the demands of the Middle East and its motorists. We boast one of the largest product ranges of any automotive manufacturer in the Middle East and our ambitious plans ensure we will continue to deliver ever more exciting and innovative vehicles to market. I look forward to playing my part in Nissan Middle East's future success."
Yolande, 44, has a Master of Science in Marketing and Sales from the Ecole de Management Europeen de Strasbourg and speaks fluent English, French, Portuguese, and Catalan Spanish. She is actively interested in culture in all its forms - music, theatre, dance, opera and reading - and has a particular passion for fashion. She loves being outdoors and enjoys walking and cycling.
Yolande describes herself as a true team leader who believes in creating the best working environment for her team members to blossom and contribute to the organization development.
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