Chandra Vasser

by Justin Cates
Chandra Vasser
Vice President, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
Nissan Americas

Chandra Vasser is Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer for Nissan Americas.

In this role, Vasser is responsible for leading efforts to develop a culture where all employees can be productive, respected and feel safe in their work environments. Vasser drives Nissan’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies, while developing partnerships and plans to share the company’s DEI commitment with employees, customers, and the community.

Vasser began her career with Nissan in 2004 and has since served in a wide range of leadership roles. Most recently, she was director of Finance, overseeing activities in the marketing & sales, aftersales, sales audit and cost of quality areas.

Prior to that, Vasser served in multiple director of finance roles, leading activities for NMAC, remarketing and purchasing. She was also director of purchasing, services & support, and administration, which included leadership of supplier diversity.

A CPA, Vasser holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Tennessee State University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Additionally, she has completed the Fusion Leadership Development Circuit for Women and McKinsey Academy’s Black Executive Leadership Program.

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