Alliance Global Director and Corporate Vice President of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Toshihiro Hirai is Alliance Global Director and Corporate Vice President for Powertrain & Electric Vehicle Engineering at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., since 2014. He manages the Powertrain Engineering organization of all gasoline, Diesel, hybrid and drivetrain activities within Nissan/Renault and their alliance.
Mr. Hirai graduated as Bachelor of Engineering at Waseda University in Japan in 1984. He joined Nissan subsequently and worked in the field of powertrain component system design until 2000. In the following years, he was engaged in the Renault & Nissan Alliance Engine Project Management. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Hirai was Program Director for QASHQAI, X-TRAIL & INFINITI before taking over his current responsibility.