Honda Motor Company India has announced changes in the top management in the country. Mr. Atsushi Ogata has been appointed as the President, CEO & Managing Director of Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. while Mr. V. Sridhar becomes Senior Director while Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria & Mr. Vinay Dhingra get elevated to the Board of Directors. Similarly, two Directors have retired after completing their respective tenures - Mr. Anupam Mohindroo (previously Director – Purchase, HMSI) and Mr. Harbhajan Singh (previously Director – General & Corporate Affairs, HMSI).
Mr. Ogata is also an Operating Executive at Honda Motor Co., Japan. and would be replacing Mr. Minoru Kato, who after spearheading Honda’s Indian two-wheeler operations for 3 years, returns to Japan with effect from 1st May 2020; elevated as the Operating Executive & Chief Officer Life creation operation, Honda Motor Co., Japan. Born in 1962, Mr. Ogata started his career in Honda Japan from 1985. In the year 2000, Mr. Ogata moved to Europe as the General Manager of the Motorcycle Sales Division in Honda Motor Europe Ltd. (HME) gaining experience in both HME’s northern and southern operation headquarters at Germany and France respectively over the next 6 years.
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Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria as the new Director, HMSI now has greater responsibilities with additional charge of Customer Service, Logistics Planning & Control, Premium Motorcycle Business, Brand & Communication along with Sales & Marketing. Mr. Guleria was previously the Senior Vice – President Sales & Marketing, HMSI. Similarly, Mr. Vinay Dhingra is also appointed as the new Director, HMSI with added responsibility of Strategic Information System (SIS) along with General & Corporate Affairs. A veteran at Honda, Mr. Dhingra was previously the Senior Vice-President, General & Corporate Affairs in the company.