Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Nissan North America
Chandra Vasser is vice president and chief diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) officer,
Nissan Americas. She was appointed to this position in November 2021. 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 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.
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 certified public accountant, Vasser holds a bachelor of business administration in
accounting from Tennessee State University and a master's in business administration from Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management.