Akihiko Kawano has taken charge as Managing Director of JTEKT India Limited (Formerly known as Sona Koyo Steering Systems Limited) on July 1, 2018. Kawano brings with him 37 years of experience and has held a number of leadership roles within JTEKT Corporation, both within and outside Japan. He joins JTEKT India after heading JTEKT’s Nara operations in Japan. He also served as President for JTEKT Group company in Malaysia and was President for JTEKT in the Czech Republic.
“We are thankful to Kiyozumi Kamiki who has returned to Japan after his term of five years. He has taken his next assignment in JTEKT Japan. We also take this opportunity to welcome Kawano to India during these exciting times. He joins us soon after our recent name change. I am now looking forward to Kawano’s vast experience of leading Nara operations which has been rated the number 1 facility across JTEKT globally,” said Hidekazu Omura, Chairman, JTEKT Group India.
JTEKT India Limited is a part of JTEKT Corporation Japan. It engages in the manufacturing and sale of steering systems, driveline components, bearings, machine tools, electronic control devices and home accessory equipment.
“I am excited to join the JTEKT India team and am looking forward to building on the growth potential for the company. We are extremely focused on how we want to drive India operations for JTEKT and are ambitious about our roadmap ahead,” said Kawano.