Scott Keogh new president of Audi USA

Audi USA Moves Quickly to Fill Leadership Gap

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As the old saying goes, "Don't let the door hit you on the way out," which seems to be the message Audi is sending to its former U.S. president by quickly naming his replacement.

The German automaker looked not to a product guy but a marketing executive when it made the announcement that Scott Keogh will assume the top leadership role for Audi brand activities across the U.S. effective immediately.

He replaces Johan de Nysschen who was with Audi for 19 years. During his tenure he served in executive positions in South Africa, Japan and most recently as President of the brand's American operations. He announced his resignation at the end of May before quickly announcing he was appointed as senior vice president of Nissan Motor Company in charge of the Infiniti division effective July 1.

Keogh comes into the job with experience of six years as Chief Marketing Officer at Audi of America. In that position, he led all product planning for the U.S. market in addition to award-winning marketing and advertising campaigns that helped Audi of America achieve record levels of consumer awareness and consideration.


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