Schillaci will be an Executive VP
and a member of the Nissan executive committee. He will be based at the company's Yokohama, Japan headquarters.
"Daniele is a talented automotive executive with a solid background in marketing and sales," said CEO Carlos Ghosn. "He will lead the global team to make our brands - Datsun, Infiniti and Nissan - stronger through a focus on brand building and industry-leading sales and service treatment of our customers."
Schillaci joined Toyota in 2002 when he was named General Manager for Market Development in Europe. He held a number of key positions at the automaker's Toyota and Lexus brands eventually assuming his current position in 2011.
He began his career in 1993 at Renault and worked in various operational and sales positions, leaving the company in 2001 to join Fiat Auto S.p.A as head of the Alfa Romeo unit in Italy.
Schillaci was born in Italy; he speaks French, English and Spanish fluently.