India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd have today formally announced Mr. Masaki Asano’s appointment as the Deputy Managing Director of the company. Mr. Asano shall be reporting directly to Mr. Hiroyuki Suzuki, CEO & Managing Director, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Asano will be working towards strengthening the sales and marketing division for the two-wheeler manufacturer.
Mr. Masaki Asano joined Yamaha Motor Co. (YMC) in 1981 and looked after the domestic market before joining Yamaha Motor Indonesia as GM-Marketing in 1989. Then in 1997 he joined Yamaha Motor, Portugal as President. From 2001 to 2003 he looked after Yamaha Motor Italy in the same capacity. Then in 2003 he took charge of Central and South American motorcycle market and was based in the YMC head office in Japan. Prior to his appointment with India Yamaha Motor this year, he was the President at Yamaha Motor Vietnam since 2007.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Hiroyuki Suzuki CEO & Managing Director, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. said, “Mr. Asano’s last assignment was in Vietnam as Managing Director of Yamaha Vietnam and has valuable experience in amplifying the Sales Volume in the market. I am confident that Mr. Asano will repeat the same feat here as well and further strengthen the Sales & Marketing team at India Yamaha Motor.
Speaking on his appointment, Mr. Masaki Asano, Deputy Managing Director, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd said, “India is the most exciting and the fastest growing market in the world and hence a key market for Yamaha Motor Co. Taking over the role as the Deputy Managing Director of IYM presents an exciting challenge and I look forward to bringing my experience to the table to ensure that we meet our targets and develop the market even further. I look forward to this exciting assignment the company has given me.”