Vinay Shahani is the Vice President of Marketing for Volkswagen of America. In this role, Shahani is responsible for leading all aspects of marketing for the Volkswagen brand in the United States. He reports directly to Michael Horn, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America.

Shahani came to Volkswagen as a seasoned automotive executive having spent nine years at Nissan North America in various sales and marketing functions, most recently as the Director of Marketing for the Nissan Brand. Prior to that, Shahani worked for Sun Microsystems, Arthur Andersen and Ford Motor Company in a variety of marketing, management and engineering roles.

Shahani earned an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Engineering from Stanford University.