Ashwani Gupta

Director, representative executive officer, COO

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Ashwani Gupta is a Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. director, representative executive officer and the company’s COO.

Gupta started his career with Renault in 2006 and was instrumental in establishing Renault and Nissan companies in India. Since then, he held several management roles across Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi. He was most recently a Mitsubishi Motors Corporation representative executive officer and the company’s COO, responsible for all operational aspects of the Japanese automaker’s global business.

Prior to this, Gupta served as Alliance senior vice president of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi light commercial vehicles (LCV). In 2014 he started as the lead for the Renault LCV business unit, adding responsibility for the LCV businesses of Nissan in 2017 and Mitsubishi Motors in 2018. In its first year as an Alliance business unit, all three brands grew their sales, a direct result of synergies that leveraged complementary products and markets.

Gupta was previously also the global program director for the Datsun business in Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. His roles across the three Alliance partners helped shape his global, multi-dimensional perspective.

An engineering graduate from Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College, India, Gupta obtained a diploma from INSEAD/CEDEP in France. He also completed management courses at Harvard Business School, London Business School, IIEM and IMD.

Date of birth

September 1970


Jun 1992 Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College, India (Bachelor of Production and Industrial Engineering)


Career Profile

Aug 2021 Representative executive officer, COO, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. *
Sep 2020 Chairman of the board, Nissan North America, Inc. *
Feb 2020 Director, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. *
Dec 2019 Representative executive officer, COO/CPO, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Director, Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd. *
Jun 2019 Representative executive officer, COO, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
Apr 2019 COO, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
Apr 2018 Alliance senior vice president, Alliance LCV Business, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi
Apr 2017 Alliance senior vice president, Alliance LCV Business, Renault-Nissan
Apr 2014 Vice president, LCV Business Unit, Renault S.A.
May 2011 Global program director, Datsun, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Sep 2009 Deputy general manager, Global Purchasing, Renault Nissan B.V.
May 2008 Global supplier account manager, Braking, Chassis Division, Renault Nissan Purchasing Organization S.A.S.
Apr 2006 General manager, Purchasing, Renault India, Renault S.A.
Apr 1996 Commodity buyer, Honda Siel Cars India Ltd. 
*Current As of June, 2022