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Former Nissan exec Seki to become Nidec president on April 1

58-year-old to lead Japanese motor maker's foray into China's automotive sector

Two months ago, on Dec. 2, Jun Seki was introduced as Nissan Motor's co-chief operating officer at the automaker's headquarters in Yokohama.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese motor giant Nidec is set to appoint Jun Seki, a 58-year-old former co-chief operating officer of Nissan, as president, effective April 1, Nikkei learned on Tuesday.

Besides his long experience managing automobile production at Nissan, Seki has had stints in China and the United States. He is expected to lead Nidec's foray into the automotive motor business in China.

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