Isuzu India announces leadership changes

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 26 Apr 2022


Isuzu Motors India (IMI), a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors, Japan, has announced key management changes. Wataru Nakano is now the president and MD of Isuzu Motors India (IMI). He was earlier general manager, LCV Business Dept, at Isuzu Motors, Japan and succeeds Tsuguo Fukumura in the current role.

Nakano was responsible for the LCV Business Department at Isuzu Motors, Japan brings his global experience of over 30 years in the areas of international sales operations and business strategy to India. The company says his experience will add to accelerating Isuzu’s growth in the domestic and export markets.

Toru Kishimoto, general manager, Isuzu Oceania, Europe and Americas Dept, Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan, will take over the role of Ken Takashima as Deputy MD of Isuzu Motors India (IMI). He has an experience of over three decades across global markets and comes with a rich experience in distribution and marketing of Isuzu products in Europe, Thailand and key emerging markets. He is also familiar with the Indian market in his earlier role at IMI, as VP leading the Sales and Marketing function.

Rajesh Mittal, SVP, from UD Trucks Corp, Japan will join the top management team as president of Isuzu Engineering Business Centre India (IEBCI) and as deputy president at Isuzu Motors India (IMI). Mittal has over 37 years of technical, business and operations experience predominantly in the commercial vehicles industry, across global markets. He was heading Logistics at UD Trucks Corp, Japan prior to this assignment. He has played vital roles in the automotive technology domain and supply chain logistics also. 

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