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Nissan has announced the appointment of its first-ever chief sustainability officer, Senior Vice President Hitoshi Kawaguchi.

Kawaguchi will report directly to Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn.

Listed among Kawaguchi's duties is charging infrastructure promotion.

We're sure that Kawaguchi will play an important role in Nissan's various zero-emissions program, but the brief press release doesn't provide a whole lot of detail on what his actual duties include.

Here's the release:

Nissan appoints its first chief sustainability officer

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced today the appointment of its first chief sustainability officer, Senior Vice President Hitoshi Kawaguchi.

As chief sustainability officer, Kawaguchi’s responsibilities include representing the company on global sustainability issues. He will lead the company’s efforts to ensure that sustainability subjects are embedded and aligned in Nissan’s corporate strategies.

These duties are in addition to his current assignment of overseeing global external & government affairs, Japan communications, the corporate service management department, CSR, IP promotion and charging infrastructure promotion. Kawaguchi will report directly to Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn.

“Throughout his career at Nissan, Mr. Kawaguchi has demonstrated his leadership abilities in managing critical functions, including regional operations, sales finance, human resources and external affairs. As our chief sustainability officer, I am confident that he will enhance our current efforts and lead our organization in bringing solutions to sustainability issues with a long-term and global view,” said Ghosn.