Nissan's luxury marque needs to find a new president, just five months after appointing Christian Meunier to the top job.

Christian Meunier has been appointed as the global president of Jeep effectively immediately. As head of one of Fiat Chrysler's (FCA) brands, he will have a seat at the company's group executive council.

Despite being one of the key profit drivers for FCA, Jeep hasn't had a full-time chief since July 2018 when Mike Manley, its president, was appointed as FCA CEO upon Sergio Marchione's sudden illness and subsequent passing.

In a prepared statement, Manley said: "I am delighted to add Christian to the leadership team we're building to drive FCA forward.

"He brings additional world-class strength and experience to an already proven bench, and I look forward to the continuation of the Jeep brand's growth under his stewardship."

Meunier leaves Nissan after 15 years with the company, but just five months after being appointed as the chairman and president of the Infiniti division.

Although Meunier only had a short tenure as Infiniti's chief, he approved the company's planned exit from western Europe, and the axing of the Q30 (above) and QX30 models.

The company is in the middle of developing a new electrified vehicle platform, which will serve as the basis for a new generation of vehicles targeted at the Chinese, American and Asian markets.

Prior to becoming head of Infiniti, Meunier was the brand's head of sales and marketing. He has also served in a similar capacity at Nissan North America, and was president of Nissan Canada and Nissan Brazil.

He started his career at Ford in 1992, before moving to Rover France, Mercedes-Benz and then Nissan in 2004.

Christian Vandenhende, Nissan's chief quality officer, has been appointed as Infiniti's temporary chief until a new permanent chairman is named.