Toyota India undertakes major organization reshuffle

From January 1, 2013 a new set up has been formulated by Toyota Kirloskar Motors, a subsidiary of Toyota Motors Japan, which will enable the company…

Toyota India undertakes major organization reshuffle

From January 1, 2013 a new set up has been formulated by Toyota Kirloskar Motors, a subsidiary of Toyota Motors Japan, which will enable the company to take quick and timely decisions. This major organizational restructuring will involve Shekhar Viswanathan who has been promoted to Vice Chairman – External Affairs.

Sandeep Singh, currently occupying the post of Deputy Manager – Sales, Marketing and Customer Service has been promoted to Deputy Managing Director and COO.  He will head sales, marketing and customer service along with commercial divisions in his new capacity.

Masanori Takahashi, present Deputy Managing Director – Technical and Purchase has been promoted to Deputy MD and COO and will be heading manufacturing, technical, purchase and vendor development from 1st January 2013. These office bearers will also continue to hold positions on the Toyota Kirloskar Board of Directors, while Shigeru Tomonaga, who as on date holds post of Deputy MD – manufacturing, will be posted to a new role of Executive Advisor to TKM Board of Directors and Chief of Supplier Support Center. For more information, scroll down.

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Toyota Kirloskar Motor Announces its New Organisation Structure

New Delhi, December 26, 2012: Toyota Kirloskar Motor Limited (TKM) announced its New Organisational Structure. The proposed changes, which will come to effect from 1 Jan 2013, were earlier announced by Mr. Hiroshi Nakagawa, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, TKM.

The main objectives of these changes are to strengthen the organization towards achieving TKM’s vision and further enhance speed of decision making.

Mr. Shekar Viswanathan, Deputy Managing Director, Commercial, has been promoted to the post of Vice Chairman, External Affairs.
Mr. Sandeep Singh, Deputy Managing Director, Sales, Marketing and Customer Service, has been promoted to the post of Deputy Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, he will head Sales, Marketing, Customer Service and Commercial Divisions.

Mr. Masanori Takahashi, Deputy Managing Director, Technical and Purchase, has been promoted to the post of Deputy Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer. In his new role he will head Manufacturing, Technical, Purchase and Vendor Development including supplier support.

All the above mentioned executives will continue to hold positions in the company’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Shigeru Tomonaga, currently holding the post of Deputy Managing Director, Manufacturing will be an Executive Advisor to the TKM Board of Directors and Chief of Supplier Support Center.

Commenting on the revised structure of the organization Mr. Hiroshi Nakagawa, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, TKM, said “As we expand our operations in India, we need our team to take up new roles and responsibilities. I wish my colleagues the best for their new endeavors.”