Infiniti Looking For A New Boss After Christian Meunier Leaves To Lead Jeep

Infiniti looking for a new boss after Christian Meunier leaves to lead Jeep

Nissan's premium division Infiniti is expected to announce a new acting global chief for the brand, the company said, after its current head, Christian Meunier, left to lead the Jeep unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Nissan's chief quality officer Christian Vandenhende will oversee Infiniti's global operations effective immediately, until a new brand chief is named, Infiniti said in the statement on Tuesday. Meunier, 51, was named Infinit's global chief in early January after its previous boss Roland Krueger left the Hong Kong-based brand. Meunier will take over as global president for SUV-focused Jeep effective immediately, Fiat Chrysler said in a separate statement. Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley had been running Jeep until he was elevated to the top job in July after the death of Sergio Marchionne.

Meunier has international experience from his years with Ford, Land Rover, Nissan and Infiniti, which may prove valuable as Jeep attempts to expand overseas with a lineup of new products including the Gladiator pickup, a Wrangler plug-in hybrid, and the revived Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer nameplates. He's worked mostly in sales and marketing roles, including as senior vice president of sales, marketing and operations for Nissan North America; chairman of Nissan Canada; and his recent role heading up Infiniti. An Infiniti spokesman said Meunier's resignation was not related to Nissan's internal investigation into its former leader Carlos Ghosn.

Centuries-old Christian Painting Found In Japan

Centuries-old Christian painting found in Japan

A religious painting believed to have been made by a Japanese Christian about 400 years ago has been discovered near Tokyo.

The painting was found at a memorial museum in Oiso Town in Kanagawa Prefecture. The facility is known for its collection of historical items related to Japanese Christians.

Princess Kako Enters Japan's International Christian University

Princess Kako enters Japan's International Christian UniversityPrincess Kako, a 20-year-old granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, entered International Christian University in Tokyo on Thursday.
The second daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko had quit Gakushuin University in August, where most imperial family members have studied, after spending 14 months there. She then said she wants to learn a vast range of liberal arts and English.

Infiniti : Christian Horner : Reliability The Key To 2014 Success

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Infiniti Red Bull Racing : Christian Or Shanaze?

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Infinti Red Bull Racing : Christian Horner Reaction

Infinti Red Bull Racing : Christian Horner ReactionChristian Horner: "The most important thing today is that the cameraman who got struck by the tyre does not appear to have suffered any serious injuries. It’s a timely reminder that working in the pit lane is dangerous. Everyone reacted incredibly quickly and the most important thing is to hear that he seems to be fundamentally okay."