Hiroshi Ii took charge as Chairman of JTEKT India Limited (Formerly known as Sona Koyo Steering Systems Limited), effective April 15, 2019. He will also serve as Chairman for all JTEKT India region companies in India. He replaces Hidekazu Omura, who was in India for five years and has returned to Japan for a new assignment within JTEKT Corporation. JTEKT India is a part of JTEKT Corporation Japan, and holds leadership position in the manufacturing and sale of steering systems, driveline components, bearings, machine tools, electronic control devices and home accessory equipment.
Hiroshi held a number of leadership roles within JTEKT Corporation, Japan, the United States and Europe. Prior to joining JTEKT India, he was serving as President at JTEKT Europe.
Hiroshi Ii said, “India is a key focus for JTEKT Corporation and I am determined to help reinforce the commitment. Since the acquisition in 2017, we have been strengthening our operations and will continue to build for domestic and overseas customers. The Indian market for automobiles holds a large potential and we are placed at the right place and time to address the needs of the growing market.”