Minoru Shinohara, Senior Vice President, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Minoru Shinohara started his career at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in 1977, first becoming a Senior Manager in the Corporate Planning Department, in 1996. From 1997 onward, he held several management positions in powertrain and advanced vehicle engineering and then in 2004 became Vice President of the Nissan Research Center. In 2005, Shinohara was named Senior Vice President in charge of the Integrated System Planning Office, Environmental and Safety Engineering Department, Technology Planning Department, Materials Engineering Department, Advanced Vehicle Engineering Division, and Electronics Engineering Division. In 2006, he became Senior Vice President in charge of the Technology Development and Electronics and Power Electronics Engineering Divisions and in 2007 the Technology Development Division was also added. Shinohara graduated from Kyoto University Graduate School of Engineering with Master's degree of Mechanical Engineering.