Takahiro Hachigo appointed as new President and CEO of Honda

Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co has appointed Takahiro Hachigo as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

He will assume charge in June 2015 and replace Takanobu Ito, who had stepped down from the top most post in an unexpected move on 23 February 2015.

Prior to this appointment, Hachigo was Managing Officer of Honda Motor Co. and was appointed to this post in April 2014.

He had joined Honda in 1982, and began his career in its automobile Research & Development (R&D) operations, principally as an engineer in the area of chassis design.

Since then his career with Honda had spanned in several countries like United States, China and United Kingdom.

About Honda Motor Co

  • Honda Motor Co is Japan’s third largest automaker after Toyota and Nissan. It is primarily manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles and power equipment.
  • Since 1959, Honda is the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer. It is also world’s largest manufacturer of internal combustion (producing 14 million internal combustion engines each year).
  • It was established in 1946 by Soichiro Honda and Takeo Fujisawa. Its headquarter is located at Minato, Tokyo, Japan.

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