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Change in top management at Toyota Kirloskar Motor

By Niranjan Mudholkar,

Added 30 November 2018

Company has proposed appointment of Masakazu Yoshimura as replacement to Akito Tachibana, the outgoing MD

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Masakazu Yoshimura will be responsible for broad leadership and strategic direction of Toyota’s business operations in India

As a part of its management restructuring in India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. (TKM) today announced the repatriation of Akito Tachibana, present Managing Director of Toyota Kirloskar Motor and proposed appointment of Masakazu Yoshimura as Managing Director. The formal appointment of the new Managing Director will be made at the meeting of Board of Directors scheduled on 22nd January 2019.

Masakazu Yoshimura will be responsible for broad leadership and strategic direction of Toyota’s business operations in India. He comes with over 25 years of rich automobile experience in diverse areas covering Product Planning, Pricing, Sales & Marketing, etc., and is equipped to further contribute to the overall success of Toyota’s brand in the region.

Prior to this appointment*, Yoshimura was General Manager at Toyota Motor Corporation [East Asia & Oceania Division].

As a keen follower of Toyota’s global best practices and continuous improvement of operations, Yoshimura will continue to guide the company’s vision and values of building the brand synonymous with Quality, Dependability and Reliability - QDR Philosophy.

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