Isuzu Motors India (IMI) has announced a reshuffle in its top-level management. The company has delegated Mr Naohiro Yamaguchi, MD of the company’s operations in India. Besides this, the company also announced the appointment of the Mr Hiroyasu Miura as the chairman of IMI and that of Mr Taizo Nakahigashi as the CEO of Isuzu’s operations in Malaysia.
The company also revealed that IMI’s prominent board member, Mr Takashi Kikuchi, who played an instrumental role in the execution of Isuzu’s first phase in India, will now move to the company’s headquarters in Japan as the Senior Executive Officer.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Naohiro Yamaguchi, the new Managing Director of IMI said, “It is indeed a very interesting role that I assume in India. Knowing the growing demand for high-quality, Isuzu has the right setting to offer its world-class products to customers in India. Towards this, Isuzu is already well on its way to establishing a strong organisation, world-class processes and systems to offer the Indian customer the benefit of high quality. I thank Mr Kikuchi for paving the way for growth and ensuring the set-up of IMI, thus far. I also look forward to taking the same further to establishing the strong brand of Isuzu in India.”
Isuzu Motors first entered the Indian market in August 2012. Based out of Chennai, the company’s current line-up comprises of the MU-7 and D-Max pickup truck, both of which are assembled at Hindustan Motors’ Thiruvallur plant, in Chennai.