Yokohama, Japan – November 30, 2010: Andy Palmer, Senior Vice President
President, Nissan Motor Company was awarded the title Doctor Honoris Causa
Technology from Coventry University in recognition of his major
contribution to the automotive industry, in particular his leading role
Nissan development in recent years.
Andy Palmer, vice president and member of the Executive Committee
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan, with specific responsibilities for Nissan
business planning, product and program management; Global Marketing
communications, business intelligence, global IS / IT, global LCV, Infiniti,
vehicle computer, battery, zero emissions and OEM units.
Commenting on the graduation ceremony will be held in Coventry Cathedral, Andy
Palmer said: “It is with great humility that I accept the honor
PhD. In 16 years Coventry student life, I never would have dreamed
of being awarded this honor. This would not be possible without the
management of key mentors in my career, nor without the dedication and
support of the people who worked around me. Thank Coventry
The University is considering me, my family for their support in the years
, and to all the people who have guided the Nissan and helped me. I
thus have to pay honor to my family and all the employees and Nissan
Thank you all sincerely ” .
Palmer joined Nissan in 1991 as managing director on
Nissan Technical Centre Europe(NTCE) and eventually became deputy managing
NTCE director in 2001 after a management many technical functions in
company. In September 2002 he moved to Japan as Program Director
for light commercial vehicles(LCV).