Toy­ota Ja­pan con­firm bosses in SA

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING - — Sup­plied.

TOY­OTA Mo­tor Cor­po­ra­tion ( Ja­pan) re­cently an­nounced that Dr Jo­han van Zyl, pre­vi­ously pres­i­dent and CEO of TSAM, is now ap­pointed as chair­per­son of Toy­ota South Africa Mo­tors ( TSAM).

He will con­tinue to func­tion as the CEO of the Europe Re­gion based in Brus­sels. van Zyl’s role within TSAM will be of a more strate­gic na­ture, and he will con­tinue to guide and sup­port the TSAM man­age­ment into the fu­ture.

Takeshi Iso­gaya is ap­pointed as CEO of Africa Re­gion based in Tokyo Ja­pan.

Andrew Kirby, cur­rently serv­ing as ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer of TSAM, is ap­pointed as the pres­i­dent and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of TSAM, based in Dur­ban.

“Andrew is a very ex­pe­ri­enced, multi- tal­ented motoring man and I am con­fi­dent he will do an out­stand­ing job as the new pres­i­dent and CEO of TSAM,” Van Zyl said. “The road ahead eco­nom­i­cally will not al­ways be an easy one to travel, but I be­lieve that, with Andrew and the ex­ec­u­tive team, we will meet ev­ery chal­lenge suc­cess­fully and con­tinue to build on its proud lead­er­ship her­itage to re­main an in­te­gral part of South African life for many years to come.

“I feel very priv­i­leged to have per­son­ally shared in this rich Toy­ota legacy and for the on­go­ing role that I have been asked to play.”

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An­dre Kirby.

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