April 02, 2014

Francois Goupil de Bouille named Infiniti VP - Europe, Middle East and Africa

Francois Goupil de Bouille has been appointed Vice-President, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), for Infiniti, effective April 1, 2014. In this role, he will be responsible for managing Infiniti's entire business and steering its growth plan in this region. He succeeds Fintan
Knight who has elected to pursue interests outside of the company.

Goupil de Bouille is currently Vice-President, Global Operations, for Infiniti based in Hong Kong. In addition, he has full market responsibility for the Asia & Oceania region. In his new capacity, he will be based at Infiniti's EMEA headquarters in Rolle, Switzerland. He will continue to report to Johan de Nysschen, President, Infiniti Motor Company Ltd.

"Francois Goupil de Bouille is a proven automotive leader who has a wealth of experience in Europe. He is one of our most senior executives and has an impressive track record. I am looking forward to his leadership particularly as we prepare for the launch of the Q30 in 2015," said de Nysschen. "Fintan Knight has played a key role in shaping Infiniti as a modern and young challenger brand with an attitude. At the same time, he transformed the EMEA organisation in preparation of future growth. I am grateful for his contributions and wish him all the best for his future endeavours."

Goupil de Bouille is a seasoned automotive professional who spent his 30-year professional life at Ford and Nissan. His successful international career includes leadership positions in Sales, Marketing & Aftersales in countries such as France, Hungary, Switzerland and Russia.

Goupil de Bouille is a French national. He holds a Master's degree from the EM Lyon Business School.


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