Key management changes at Isuzu Motors India

01 Apr 2015


Isuzu Motors India (IMI), a subsidiary of Japan's Isuzu Motors, has promoted Naohiro Yamaguchi as its managing director, responsible for overall operations of the company. The appointment is effective, 1 April 2015.

Yamaguchi was general manager, LCV sales project deptaetment at Isuzu Japan, the company said in a statement.

The vehicle manufacturer has also appointed Hiroyasu Miura as chairman of IMI, with responsibilities for product engineering and development.

Miura was executive officer and executive in-charge of manufacturing engineering planning department, vehicle manufacturing and new business development at Isuzu Japan, it added.

IMI also named Taizo Nakahigashi, senior vice president at Isuzu Motors India, CEO at Isuzu Hicom Malaysia Sdn Bhd 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.

''It has been an interesting journey so far in India and I am very happy that Isuzu Motors India has seized the right opportunity in the market,"Takashi Kikuchi said.

He added, "With the strong focus on quality, Isuzu will make a very interesting impact in the Indian automobile industry. While I shall be taking over a new responsibility, I will be keenly watching the progress at IMI in my capacity as part-time board member of IMI and otherwise.

"Also, as I shall take-over the charge of Isuzu's manufacturing plant in Thailand which is the principle manufacturer of Isuzu Pick-up Trucks and SUVs, globally, I look forward to supporting the Indian operations in all ways.''

Isuzu Motors, Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a global manufacturer of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, utility vehicles and diesel engines.

With operations in 25 countries, selling more than 100 countries worldwide, the company is a leader in pickups and pickup based derivatives in many markets. The company manufactures and sells close to 6 lakh units annually across the world.

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