Masakazu Yoshimura is the new MD of Toyota Kirloskar

Toyota Kirloskar Motor has announced the repatriation of Akito Tachibana, present Managing Director and proposed the appointment of Masakazu Yoshimura. The formal appointment will be made at the meeting of the Board of Directors on January 22, 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.
He was General Manager at Toyota Motor Corporation [East Asia&Oceania Division].

Akito Tachibana said, “Together as Team Toyota, we have defined Vision 2025 which enabled us to grow India and grow with India. Efforts related to continuous improvement and people development initiatives will help in
Business Sustainability.”

During his India stint, Tachibana was responsible for steering Toyota’s long-term vision for India, leading to the overall growth prospects through his strategic drive. He was instrumental in carving out a strong future for Toyota in India.

“I am excited to work in the much challenging Indian market. Taking forward Toyota’s core values, I look forward to everyone’s continued support and co-operation, to build on the growing momentum of sustainable operations in the region,” said Masakazu Yoshimura.

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