MD, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited
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.