New Delhi, 28th May, 2013
Isuzu Motors India today appointed Takashi Kikuchi as the Managing Director. He will be based in Isuzu Motors India’s corporate headquarters in Chennai and will be responsible for overall operations and growth of Isuzu Motors India.
Mr. Kikuchi brings with him a diversified experience, having worked for over 30 years with Isuzu, holding a host of senior leadership positions. He has a proven track record, playing a crucial role in company’s global strategy and scaling operations in international markets. In his last role at Isuzu as Senior Executive Officer, Project Executive, Japan, he was instrumental in developing robust business plans and driving business growth.
In his earlier roles at Isuzu, he has managed company’s businesses in Asia as President of Isuzu Motors Asia and Thailand as President of Isuzu Motors Thailand. The company saw tremendous growth in these markets under his leadership. Mr. Kikuchi is well respected for his extensive skills and knowledge across various management functions including Sales, Planning, Finance and General Management.
Mr. Kikuchi is a Graduate from Faculty of Law, Keio University, (Japan). His other interests include reading and he loves globetrotting.
Established in August 2012 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Isuzu Motors India Private Limited is a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Limited, Japan. The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh government to set up LCV and SUV manufacturing plant at Sri City, Nellore district. The company has set up two dealerships in India, and started test marketing of its products in February this year by opening showrooms in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh and Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
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