Infiniti Names Vincent Gillet Vice President, Marketing

Hong Kong - Vincent Gillet has been appointed Vice President, Marketing, for Infiniti, effective September 2013. In this global role, Gillet (41) will be based at the company’s global headquarters in Hong Kong and report to Johan de Nysschen, President of Infiniti Motor Company, Ltd.

Gillet has 20 years of marketing experience with leading premium brands across the retail, wine & spirits, and hospitality industries, such as Chanel and LVMH. Most recently, he has been Senior Vice President and Global Brand Leader for both, the W and the Le Meridien hotels at the Starwood group.

“Vincent Gillet is an entrepreneurial and creative Marketing Executive with a deep understanding of premium brands and customers,” said de Nysschen. “He will further strengthen Infiniti’s creative intuition and bring thought leadership to the team. We have ambitious objectives to become a compelling premium brand that offers a provocative alternative to the existing premium brands. Vincent’s leadership will be key in our positioning of the brand and communication with our customers.”

Gillet is a French national. During his career, he has gained far-reaching international experience from living and working in the UK, Asia and the US. Gillet started his work experience with the premium business at Chanel in 1993. In January 2000, he moved to the wine & spirits industry and joined LVMH as Senior Brand Manager for Moet &Chandon. As of February 2004, Gillet was Country Manager for Mumm Champagne in the UK, before he was appointed Global Brand Director for Stolichnaya vodka, a division of the PernodRicard group. In April 2009, he joined Six Senses Hotels & Spas as their Chief Marketing Officer before he started his most recent position with Starwood Hotels & Resorts in March 2012.

Gillet is a graduate of I.S.C. Business School in Paris. He is fluent in French, English and Spanish.

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Contacts:
 
For Infiniti Global Communications, contact:
 
Stefan Weinmann
General Manager, Infiniti Global Communications
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd., Hong Kong
Mobile: +852 9447 9973
Email: stefan.weinmann@infiniti.com

Nathalie Greve
Senior Manager, Infiniti Global Communications
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd., Hong Kong
Mobile: +852 9447 9711
Email: nathalie.greve@infiniti.com


About Infiniti:

Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in approximately 50 countries. The Infiniti brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan and the United States. Production in China and Europe will start soon along with the expansion of the brand’s portfolio.

As the Title Partner and Vehicle Performance Partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Infiniti has a far-reaching technical collaboration with the Formula One team, and Sebastian Vettel, its triple World Champion driver, serves as Infiniti’s Director of Performance.

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