Vinay Shahani // S2 Ep 151 // Inspiring the Next Generation of Imagemakers

Welcome back to Season 2, Episode 151 of the Asian Hustle Network Podcast! We are very excited to have Vinay Shahani on this week's show.

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Vinay Shahani is the vice president of marketing at Lexus USA. He is responsible for leading all aspects of marketing for the Lexus brand in the United States, including marketing strategy, communications, and media, product marketing, incentives, digital/social media, websites, retail initiatives, sponsorships, engagement marketing, and events, and motorsports.

Previously he was the vice president of integrated marketing operations at Toyota Motor North America, where he led media, incentives, business analytics, relationship marketing, websites, and digital marketing, motorsports, engagement marketing, auto shows, and other consumer events throughout the United States for the Toyota brand.

Prior to Toyota, he was the senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Volkswagen of America, where he led all marketing efforts for the Volkswagen brand in the United States. Before Volkswagen, Vinay worked for Nissan North America for ten years in various leadership roles across manufacturing, sales, and marketing, most recently serving as the director of marketing for the Nissan brand in the United States. Vinay also held roles at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, Sun Microsystems, and Ford Motor Company early in his career.

Vinay was named 2021 All-Star Marketer by Media Post, a 2015 Rising Star by the Automotive News, and a recipient of the 2014 Salute to Excellence Award by the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Ad Council from 2014 through 2017. Born and raised in Michigan, Vinay earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, and a master’s degree in both business administration (MBA) and manufacturing systems engineering (MSE) from Stanford University. Vinay is an avid automobile enthusiast and lives in the Dallas area with his wife and children.

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