NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Chandra Vasser, vice president and chief diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) officer, Nissan Americas, has been recognized by Savoy magazine as one of the 2023 Most Influential Executives in Diversity & Inclusion. Vasser drives Nissan and INFINITI's diversity, equity and inclusion strategies across business functions.
The Savoy magazine recognition reflects Vasser's work leading efforts to develop a culture where all employees can be productive, respected and feel safe in their work environment. She has held her current position since 2021 and is actively growing the company's DEI commitment with employees, customers, dealers, suppliers and the community.
Vasser is also President of the Nissan Foundation, which annually awards grants to nonprofit organizations in support of innovative programming that breaks down societal barriers and builds inclusive communities.
Beginning her Nissan career in 2004, Vasser has 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 held multiple director roles in finance, leading activities for NMAC, remarketing and purchasing. She was also director of purchasing, services & support and administration which included leadership of supplier diversity.
The 2023 Most Influential Executives in Diversity & Inclusion list appears in Savoy magazine's spring 2023 print issue. Savoy magazine is a national publication covering the power, substance and style of African American lifestyle. From entertainment to sports, business to politics, design to style, Savoy is a cultural catalyst for the African American community that showcases and drives positive dialogue on and about Black culture. Savoy is published quarterly and distributed via subscriptions and newsstands worldwide.
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