Friday 1 July 2016

Suzuki Motors appoints Toshihiro Suzuki as CEO

Suzuki Motor Corp on 29 June 2016 announced the appointment of Toshihiro Suzuki as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The appointment came after Osamu Suzuki announced that he will decline the CEO position to take responsibility for the automaker's use of incorrect testing methods when calculating vehicle mileage. Toshihiro Suzuki is the son of Suzuki Motor Chairman Osamu Suzuki.

• Toshihiro served as a Senior Managing Executive Officer and Senior Managing Director of Suzuki Motor Corp.
• He joined Suzuki Motor Corp. in January 1994.
• He is a graduate from Tokyo University of Science, Japan.

About Suzuki Motor Corporation
• Suzuki Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation.
• It specializes in manufacturing automobiles, four-wheel drive vehicles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, outboard marine engines, among others.
• It is headquartered in Minami-ku, Hamamatsu, Japan.
• The company was founded as Suzuki Loom Works by Michio Suzuki in 1909.
• In 1937, Suzuki began a project to diversify into manufacturing small cars.
• In 1954, the company name was changed to Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd.

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