Trevor Mann

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Trevor Mann
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Mann at Nissan's annual shareholders conference in Yokohama
Born April 1961
Leigh, Lancashire, England
Alma mater Durham Technical College
Occupation COO of Mitsubishi Motors
Employer Mitsubishi Motors

Trevor Mann CBE (born April 1961) is a British born engineer and businessman. Mann is Chief Operating Officer of Mitsubishi Motors.[1] [2] Before filling this position in the course of Nissan Motor Corporation taking control of Mitsubishi Motors, Mann was Chief Performance Officer, Executive Vice President and Member of the Executive Committee of Nissan Motor Corporation.[3] At Nissan, Mann was responsible for production, marketing, light commercial vehicles, the global aftersale business, and the relaunch of the Datsun brand. After rising through the ranks, Mann was one of Nissan's longest-serving employees.[3]


Early life[edit]

Mann was born in April 1961 in Leigh, Lancashire. At age 15, Trevor moved to Durham, where he studied manufacturing and engineering technology at the Durham and Gateshead Technical Colleges.[4]


Fresh out of school, Mann started as a management trainee with BBH Coil & Transformer Ltd in 1980.[4]

Mann joined Nissan's Sunderland plant in August 1985 as team leader in the manufacturing department. Mann oversaw the launch of the Sunderland plant's first ever production line, which made the Nissan Bluebird.

Mann worked his way through various manufacturing-related positions, and finally advanced to managing director and plant manager of Nissan Motor Manufacturing U.K. In 2007, Mann was named Senior Vice President, responsible for Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing of Nissan's European business, which involved a move to Nissan's regional headquarters in Rolle, Switzerland.[3]

In 2012 he took on a global role - as Corporate Senior Vice President for Global Supply Chain and was chairman of the operating committee for Africa, Middle East and India. In January 2013, Trevor was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Management Committee for AMIE. He was promoted to Chief Performance Officer in January 2014.[3]

After Nissan took a 34% stake of Mitsubishi Motors, and assumed effective control of the company, Mann was made Chief Operating Officer of Mitsubishi Motors in October of 2016.


  • 2008, Wearside and Durham Business Executive of the Year.[4]
  • 2010, Honorary Doctorate in Science from Sunderland University.[3]
  • 2011, Honorary Doctorate in Technology from Northumbria University.[3]
  • 2012, CBE in the Queen's New Year's Honour List.[3]
  • 2013, Freedom of the City of Sunderland.[5]


Trevor Mann has a partner Julia, three daughters and a stepson.[3]


  1. ^ "Mitsubishi Motors Joins Renault-Nissan Alliance". The Telegraph. 20 October 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Nissan-Renault boss Ghosn becomes Mitsubishi chairman". Mitsubishi Motors. 20 October 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Trevor MANN - Chief Performance Officer, Nissan". Nissan. 22 January 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Up the organisation". BQ Magazine. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Honour for Nissan boss who rose through ranks". Sunderland Echo. Retrieved 26 June 2014.