Ak­ito Tachibana

MD, Toy­ota Kir­loskar Mo­tor Pri­vate Lim­ited

Car India - - FEATURE -

Ak­ito Tachibana is one of Toy­ota’s most val­ued em­ploy­ees. He has worked for the com­pany for over three decades and has shoul­dered var­i­ous re­spon­si­bil­i­ties all around the world. Dur­ing that time, Tachibana san has ac­cu­mu­lated ex­pe­ri­ence in prod­uct plan­ning and sales and mar­ket­ing func­tions at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions across the world.

Tachibana san’s ca­reer with Toy­ota be­gan in the used car divi­sion. In 1993, he be­came the as­sis­tant man­ager, Ja­pan Do­mes­tic Plan­ning Divi­sion, at Toy­ota Mo­tor Cor­po­ra­tion. After be­com­ing the pres­i­dent of Toy­ota Mo­tor Viet­nam in 2009, he moved to Toy­ota Mo­tor Thai­land and be­came its ex­ec­u­tive vicepres­i­dent in 2015. He holds a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in eco­nomics from the Kobe Univer­sity in Ja­pan.

Toy­ota have brought the Yaris to In­dia. This mid-size sedan has al­ready at­tracted well-de­served at­ten­tion thanks to its sharp look, prac­ti­cal­ity, and long list of fea­tures. On the green mo­bil­ity front, Toy­ota con­tinue to make progress in the hy­brid ve­hi­cle depart­ment. Let us hope Toy­ota will en­hance their In­dian port­fo­lio with more cars from that depart­ment.

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