Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen has resigned from his position to become the head of Cadillac.

Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen has resigned from his position to become the head of Cadillac.

Starting August 1st, de Nysschen will be responsible for all aspects of Cadillac globally including sales and marketing as well as product planning and development.

In a statement, de Nysschen said “I have for some time now been impressed by how the new General Motors has been transformed into a formidable force in the industry. The combination of strong corporate leadership and exceptional engineering resources presents the perfect combination to restore Cadillac to its place among global premium brands."

His sentiments were echoed by GM President Dan Ammann who said “Johan brings to our company vast experience in the development and proper execution of luxury automotive brands." He went on to say “With over 20 years in this exact space, especially in the development of the Audi brand, his track record proves he is the perfect executive to lead Cadillac for the long term.”

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Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen jumps ship for Cadillac