Kris Nissen began in 1974 as a kart driver, he twice won the Danish Karting Championship. He was a test driver for the Zakspeed team in Formula 1 and was involved in the DTM for BMW and Alfa Romeo. In 1986 he won the German Formula 3 Championship for BSR Racing.
Nissen survived on July 22, 1988 a fire accident in a Porsche 962 Group C on the Japanese Fuji Speedway. Nissen is clearly marked by the consequences of this accident until today. His comeback in the race car he gave in July 1989 in the DTM in a BMW M3 at the race at the Norisring. In 1991 he won with Joachim Winkelhock and Armin Hahne in a BMW M3 in the 24- hour race at the Nürburgring. His only victory in the DTM he won in 1994. His last season he played in 2000 as a driver for the Abt team Abt Sportsline on an Abt- Audi TT -R DTM.
Since 1998, he served as chief instructor for the talent in the ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup.
Effective May 1, 2012 Nissen resigned at his own request as motorsport director at VW and has resulted in the Group as a consultant.
Kris Nissen is married and has two children. The Dane speaks very good German.