Nissan has hired former General Motors executive Massimiliano (Max) Messina to oversee its financial operations in Europe.
Messina, 51, joins Nissan from consultancy and accounting firm KPMG in the UK, where he was head of turnaround.
His last job at an automotive company was chief financial officer for General Motors operations in Europe. He also served as senior vice president of the Chevrolet and Cadillac brands in Europe.
He left GM after three years in 2015, departing two years before the U.S. automaker exited Europe after selling its Opel and Vauxhall brands to PSA Group.
From GM he moved to French retail group Vivarte as chief operating officer. He joined investment firm Bain Capital in 2018.
The Italian replaces George Leondis, who has been promoted to the global role of corporate vice president for product and R&D, based in Yokohama, Japan.
Messina's new job title is vice president, finance and information technology and includes Africa, the Middle East, India, Europe and Oceania, which Nissan groups together as one administrative region, AMIEO.
Messina, who started September 1, will report to Nissan AMIEO head Guillaume Cartier and be based at the company's European headquarters outside of Paris.
Messina will oversee all of Nissan's finances in the extended region with special responsibility for bringing together all fiscal activities of the different countries and sub-areas.
Nissan first created the AMIEO grouping in 2020.
Messina will also be tasked with delivering "an enhanced information system" for the organization including digital sales tools, the company said in a statement.
"With his wealth of expertise and unrivalled experience, Max is a fantastic addition to the leadership team at Nissan," Cartier said in the statement.