Toyota India has announced a slew of senior leadership changes which will be effective from January 1, 2022. Mr. Raju B. Ketkale has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Manufacturing. Mr. Yoshinori Noritake takes charge as Executive Vice President & Chief Technical Officer. Mr. Tadashi Asazuma will take the role of Executive Vice President, Sales & Customer Services. Mr. Swapnesh R. Maru will handle Finance & Administration as Executive Vice President. Mr. Vikram Gulati is made Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Governance.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Masakazu Yoshimura, Managing Director – Toyota Kirloskar Motor, said, “We at TKM, are pleased to announce the realignment of our senior leadership team, aimed at strengthening the organization while rationalizing the management structure based on accountability, complexity and future readiness. As a people centric organization,TKM has always put high emphasis on recognizing talent who exhibit proficiency while ensuring flexibility in assignment to further enhance competitiveness. This announcement not only recognizes the truly significant contributions of the senior leaders, but also allows us to bring diversity within the management team, to nurture ‘One Team Asia’ spirit."
Last but not the least, Mr. Sudeep S. Dalvi has been named Senior Vice President & Chief Communication Officer. Mr. Mahesh N Salkar currently Executive Vice President will be retiring on 31st December, 2021. He joined Toyota on 21st September, 1998 and served the company till he became Senior Vice President for customer service group. Since 2015, he has been on an assignment at a senior role in Toyota Motor Asia Pacific, Singapore and Toyota Daihatsu Engineering & Manufacturing, Thailand. "I am excited to see this new team in action and I am certain that they will continue TKM’s consistent growth in the industry,” further added Mr. Masakazu Yoshimura.