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Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Kanagawa, Japan
Shiro Nakamura (*1950) holds a B.A. in industrial design from the Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Japan and a B.S. with distinction in transportation design from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, USA. In 1985, Nakamura was assigned to work at General Motors Advanced Design Studio in Michigan. Since he came on board Nissan in 1999, he immediately exerted leadership in driving the design team. In 2006 he became Chief Creative Officer, and since then, he has been in charge of managing both Nissan and Infiniti brands, parallel with his design responsibility. (December 2011)