Toyota Kirloskar Motor appoints new MD from April 1

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 02 Mar 2016


Akito Tachibana (left) will replace Naomi Ishii as the new managing director.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has announced the appointment of Akito Tachibana as its new managing director, with effect from April 1, 2016.  

Akito Tachibana has spent three decades at Toyota Motor Corporation and his experience spans across various functions like domestic and overseas planning, used car and product management. He has worked in the corporate planning function at Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America Inc and also been responsible of product planning for North America. He has also headed Toyota Motor Vietnam Co as the president.

Mr Tachibana currently heads the Technical, Purchase and Quality Assurance functions at TKM. Before his current assignment, he was working as the executive vice-president, Toyota Motor Thailand.

Meanwhile, Naomi Ishii, TKM’s current managing director, has been appointed as the general manager of Corporate Planning Division – Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan from April 1, 2016. This appointment is a part of organisational changes at Toyota Motor Corporation, announced earlier today.