José Muñoz

Chief Performance Officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

José Muñoz was appointed Chief Performance Officer of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (NML) on November 1, 2016.


José Muñoz joined Nissan Europe S.A.S in 2004 as general manager, Dealer Development, for Nissan Europe. He then served as managing director of Nissan Iberia, S.A.


In 2009, José Muñoz was named president, Nissan Mexicana (NMEX). Under his leadership, NMEX achieved the highest market share in Nissan’s history and saw a 42-month run of sales leadership in Mexico. José Muñoz was also responsible for developing key dealer network initiatives that led to significant improvements across NMEX’s sales network.


In April 2012, José Muñoz became responsible for the operating performance of the company’s operations in Mexico, Latin America and Brazil, representing each on Nissan’s Management Committee for the Americas. He also was responsible for the company’s Dealer Network Development organization across the Americas. Prior to joining Nissan, he worked in various management positions with other automotive companies in Europe.


José Muñoz holds a Doctorate in nuclear engineering from Polytechnic University of Madrid and an MBA from Instituto de Empresa Business School in Madrid. He has also completed other executive management programs from Cranfield School of Management in the U.K. and INSEAD Business School in France.