Isuzu Motors India witnesses management shuffle

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Isuzu Motors India has announced changes in the management w.e,f April 01, 2015. Here is what the management would look like according to the new changes:

  • Naohiro Yamaguchi, General Manager, LCV Sales Project Dept. at Isuzu Japan, will take over as the Managing Director of Isuzu Motors India and will be responsible for the overall operations of the company.
  • Hiroyasu Miura, Executive Officer and Executive in-charge of Manufacturing Engineering Planning Dept, Vehicle Manufacturing and New Business Development at Isuzu Japan, joins as the Chairman at Isuzu Motors India and will be responsible for product engineering & development.
  • Taizo Nakahigashi, Senior Vice President at Isuzu Motors India will take over as the Chief Executive Officer at Isuzu Hicom Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. The changes in the management is as per the business plans of the company.
  • Takashi Kikuchi will take-over as President of Isuzu Motors Co., Thailand and also assume the role of ‘Senior Executive Officer’ at Isuzu, Japan. He will continue as the part-time board member at Isuzu Motors India.

Mr. Hiroyasu Miura - Chairman, Production, R&D, Quality, Isuzu Motors India
Hiroyasu Miura – Chairman, Production, R&D, Quality, Isuzu Motors India

Kikuchi has been driving the initial phase of Isuzu operations in India. Key achievements of Kikuchi include the tie-up with Hindustan Motors for the assembly of CKDs, fast-progressing construction of the new IMI manufacturing plant at SriCity, in Chitoor district of Andhra Pradesh, tie-ups with several Component Suppliers towards IMI’s goal of localisation and fast expanding dealership network comprising 18 dealership outlets as on date.

Naohiro Yamaguchi who was responsible for the LCV Sales Project at Isuzu, Japan will bring his experience in the area of sales operations and strategy to India and will further accelerate Isuzu’s growth in the country, as it gears up towards its full-fledged operations in India by 2016. In his previous role, Yamaguchi was responsible for overseas sales operations and business development at Isuzu Motors in Japan, Thailand and Europe.

Mr. Naohiro Yamaguchi -  Managing Director, Isuzu Motors IndiaNaohiro Yamaguchi –  Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India

At the same time, Hiroyasu Miura joins as the Chairman at Isuzu Motors India and will be primarily responsible for product engineering & development in the company. He comes with a experience in the areas of vehicle production and quality control in Japan & Thailand with a global approach.

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