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People: Nissan Appoints Dr. Lavanya Wadgaonkar As General Manager of Global Corporate Communications

Nissan announces the appointment of Dr. Lavanya Wadgaonkar as general manager & head, global corporate communications for Nissan, effective since November 01, 2019. Based in Japan, she reports to Sadayuki Hamaguchi, chief communications officer of Nissan.

In her new role, she will be responsible for strengthening the company’s reputation
through executive communication, issues and crisis management, corporate narrative
and media relations globally.

Lavanya has over 25 years of international experience in strategic communications,
public affairs, brand management, marketing and sustainability. Since 2016 she has led
and developed the communications and external and government affairs functions for
Nissan Asia & Oceania. She previously led the corporate communications and
sustainability strategy for Nissan in India.


Prior to joining Nissan in 2012, Lavanya worked at printing company, Lexmark, petro-
chemical conglomerate, Reliance and diversified power management company, Eaton in various leadership roles in Communications & Marketing.

Originally from Hyderabad in India, Lavanya holds a PhD, an MPhil, and a Masters
degree from Osmania University.

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