BEJING -- Nissan's chief quality officer, Christian Vandenhende, will oversee Infiniti's global operations until a new brand chief is named, Infiniti said in a statement on Tuesday.
Infiniti's head, Christian Meunier, resigned after after less than four months in the post to become global head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Jeep brand.
Meunier was named global chief in early January after its previous boss Roland Krueger also left the Hong Kong-based brand.
Meunier began his Nissan career in 2002 at the automaker's Europe operations where he held several positions including head of sales. He started his automotive career in France holding various senior positions at Ford and Rover, as well as at Mercedes-Benz in the U.S.
In recent years, he led operations in the U.S. and Canada as senior vice president for sales and marketing and operations at Nissan North America and as president of Nissan Canada.
In March Infiniti said it will exit western Europe early next year as it restructures its global operations and turns its attention to sales in China and the United States.