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Nissan elevates Lavanya Wadgaonkar as VP of global communications

Nissan appoints Lavanya Wadgaonkar
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Yokohama, Japan — Automobile manufacturer Nissan Motor has announced a senior management change in its communications division as it appoints Lavanya Wadgaonkar, current divisional manager in charge of global communications, to now become the vice president of global communications, effective as of April 01, 2022.

Wadgaonkar holds an extensive understanding of the industry with over 27 years of international experience in strategic communications, public affairs, brand management, marketing and sustainability. Prior to joining Nissan in 2012, Wadgaonkar worked at a printing company, Lexmark, petrochemical conglomerate, Reliance and diversified power management company, Eaton in various leadership roles in communications and marketing.

Wadgaonkar previously spearheaded and developed the communications and external and government affairs functions for Nissan Asia and Oceania. Now in the new role, she is tasked with the responsibility to lead all of Nissan’s communications including building the company’s reputation globally, engaging the internal and external audiences and driving sustainability communications.

Wadgaonkar will continue to report to Sadayuki Hamaguchi, corporate vice president for Nissan Global Communications.

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