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2013/05/09


Executive Personnel Changes

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following corporate officer changes, effective as of the completion of the 147th General Shareholders' Meeting on June 25 and the subsequent Meeting of the Board of Directors.

 

Last year promotions and new appointment of officers were suspended, given the company's financial situation. The company has returned to profitability in Fiscal Year 147, and has been making steady headway in its structural reform which will underpin future growth. In light of this progress, the present action was taken to rejuvenate the executive leadership and allow the new team to aim for greater growth.

 

The list of the officers line-up effective June 25 is shown below.

 

New Post Current Post Name
Representative Director
and Chairman of the Board
Representative Director and Chairman of the Board
President and CEO
Takashi Yamanouchi
Representative Director
and Vice Chairman of the Board
Representative Director and Executive Vice President
Assistant to President;
In charge of promoting Mono Tsukuri Innovation, Brand Enhancement and Quality Assurance
Seita Kanai
Representative Director
President and CEO
Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
Oversight of Production and Purchasing;
In charge of Business Logistics and IT Solution;
Assistant to the Officer in charge of promoting Mono Tsukuri Innovation
Masamichi Kogai
Representative Director
Executive Vice President
Assistant to President;
Oversight of Operations in the Americas and Corporate Planning Domain
Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
In charge of Corporate Planning, Profit Control, Product Strategy,
Corporate Brand Enhancement and Cost Innovation
Akira Marumoto
Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
Oversight of Fleet Sales No.2 and Financial Services; In charge of CSR, Environment and Global Corporate Communications
Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
In charge of CSR, Environment and Corporate Communications; Assistant to the CFO;
Assistant in charge of Fleet Sales
Yuji Harada
Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
Oversight of Operations in Europe, Asia & Oceania, Middle East & Africa and New Emerging Markets;
President, Mazda South East Asia Ltd.
Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
Oversight of Global Marketing, Sales and Customer Service;
In charge of Customer Tsunagari Innovation;
President, Mazda South East Asia Ltd.
Yuji Nakamine
Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
Oversight of Operations in China, Domestic Sales and Fleet Sales No.1;
Chairman, Mazda Motor (China) Co., Ltd.
Managing Executive Officer
In charge of Domestic Business, Fleet Sales and Customer Service
Nobuhide Inamoto
Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
Oversight of Fleet Sales No.3, Human Resources, Secretariat and General & Legal Affairs; In charge of Global Auditing, Safety, Health & Disaster Prevention and Mazda Hospital
Managing Executive Officer
In charge of Secretariat, Human Resources, General & Legal Affairs, Compliance, Risk Management and Mazda Hospital
Koji Kurosawa
(No change) Director Ichiro Sakai
(No change) Director Taizo Muta

 

New Post Current Post Name
(No change) Audit & Supervisory Board Member
(Full time)
Kazuyuki Mitate
Audit & Supervisory Board Member
(Full time)
General Manager, Financial Services Div. Nobuyoshi Tochio
(No change) Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member Isao Akaoka
(No change) Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member Masahide Hirasawa
(No change) Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member Takao Hotta

 

New Post Current Post Name
(No change) Managing Executive Officer
President and CEO,
Mazda Motor of America, Inc.
(Mazda North American Operations)
James J. O'Sullivan
(No change) Managing Executive Officer
In charge of New Emerging Market Operation (Latin America); President and CEO,
Mazda Motor Manufacturing de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
Keishi Egawa
(No change) Managing Executive Officer
President and CEO,
Mazda Motor Europe GmbH
Jeffrey H. Guyton
Managing Executive Officer
In charge of Global Purchasing
Managing Executive Officer
In charge of Purchasing
Kazuki Imai
Managing Executive Officer
Oversight of Tokyo Office; In charge of Corporate Liaison and Fleet Sales; Assistant to the Officer in charge of Corporate Planning and Corporate Communications
Executive Officer
Assistant to the Officer in charge of Corporate Planning and Corporate Communications;
In charge of Corporate Liaison; Oversight of Tokyo Office (Resident in Tokyo)
Minoru Mitsuda
Managing Executive Officer
In charge of Global Product Quality and Brand Quality;
General Manager, Quality Div.
Executive Officer
General Manager, Quality Div.
Masafumi Nakano
Managing Executive Officer
In charge of Global Production and Global Business Logistics;
General Manager, Production Engineering Div.
Executive Officer
In charge of Production;
General Manager, Production Engineering Div.;
Assistant to the Officer in charge of Cost Innovation
Kiyotaka Shobuda
Managing Executive Officer
In charge of Business Strategy, Product, Design and Cost Innovation
Executive Officer
In charge of Product Planning, Program Management, Design and ASEAN Strategy Promotion; Assistant to the Officer in charge of Cost Innovation
Kiyoshi Fujiwara
Managing Executive Officer
Global Sales Coordination; In charge of Global Marketing, Customer Service and Sales Innovation
Executive Officer
Assistant to the Officer with Oversight of Global Sales Domain and in charge of promoting Customer Tsunagari Innovation;
In charge of Global Sales & Marketing
Masahiro Moro
Managing Executive Officer
Executive Vice President,
Mazda Motor of America, Inc.
(Mazda North American Operations)
Executive Officer
Executive Vice President,
Mazda Motor of America, Inc.
(Mazda North American Operations)
Akira Koga
Managing Executive Officer
In charge of Corporate Planning, Profit Control and Global IT Solution; General Manager, Corporate Planning & Development Div.
Executive Officer
General Manager, Corporate Planning & Development Div.;
Assistant to the Officer in charge of Cost Innovation
Takashi Furutama
Managing Executive Officer
In charge of R&D; General Manager, Vehicle Development Div.;
President, Mazda Engineering & Technology Co., Ltd.
Executive Officer
General Manager,
Vehicle Development Div.;
Assistant to the Officer in charge of Cost Innovation
Takahisa Sori
(No change) Executive Officer
General Manager, Hofu Plant
Nariaki Uchida
Executive Officer
In charge of Technical Research Center and Powertrain Development; General Manager, Powertrain Development Div.
Executive Officer
General Manager, Powertrain Development Div.;
Assistant to the Officer in charge of Cost Innovation
Mitsuo Hitomi
(No change) Executive Officer
General Manager, Hiroshima Plant
Masatoshi Maruyama
Executive Officer
In charge of Global Human Resources; General Manager, Human Resources Office; Assistant to the Officer in charge of Safety, Health & Disaster Prevention
Executive Officer
General Manager,
Human Resources Office;
Assistant to the Officer in charge of Safety, Health & Disaster Prevention.
Takeshi Fujiga
Executive Officer
General Manager, Purchasing Div.;
Executive Officer
General Manager, Purchasing Div.;
Assistant to the Officer in charge of Cost Innovation
Kazuhisa Fujikawa
Executive Officer
In charge of Domestic Sales; General Manager,
Domestic Sales Div.
Executive Officer
General Manager,
Domestic Business Div.
Kazuyuki Fukuhara
Executive Officer
In charge of Operations in China; General Manager, China Business Div.;
CEO, Mazda Motor (China) Co., Ltd.
General Manager, China Business Div. Nobuhiko Watabe
Executive Officer
President, Kanto Mazda Co., Ltd.
President, Kanto Mazda Co., Ltd. Raita Nishiyama
Executive Officer
General Manager, Design Div.
General Manager, Design Div. Ikuo Maeda
Executive Officer
General Manager, ASEAN Powertrain Production Preparation Office
General Manager, ASEAN Powertrain Production Preparation Office Hidenori Kawakami
Executive Officer
In charge of Financial Services; General Manager, Financial Services Div.
Deputy General Manager, Financial Services Div. Tetsuya Fujimoto
Executive Officer
In charge of New Emerging Market Operation (excepting Latin America)
General Manager, Product Div. Hiroshi Inoue
Executive Officer
In charge of Secretariat, General & Legal Affairs, Compliance and Risk Management; General Manager, Office of General & Legal Affairs
General Manager, General & Legal Affairs Office Makoto Yoshihara

 

Executive to step down from their positions

Current Post Name
Representative Director and
Executive Vice President and CFO
Assistant to President;
Oversight of Corporate Planning Domain;
In charge of Financial Services and Global Auditing
Kiyoshi Ozaki
Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
In charge of R&D; Assistant to the Officer in charge of promoting Mono Tsukuri Innovation;
President, Mazda Engineering & Technology Co., Ltd.
Hirotaka Kanazawa

 

Current Post Name
Audit & Supervisory Board Member
(Full time)
Junichi Yamamoto

 

Current Post Name
Managing Executive Officer
In charge of China Business; Chairman and CEO,
Mazda Motor (China) Co., Ltd.
Noriaki Yamada
Executive Officer
In charge of Overseas Project;
Assistant to the Officer in charge of Production
Toshinori Kusuhashi
Executive Officer
COO, Sales,
Mazda Motor Europe GmbH
Philip J. Waring

 

Brief Personal Record of New Appointees of Representative Director and Director

Masamichi Kogai      
Birth Date:   August 24, 1954  
Career:   Apr. 1977 Joined the Company
Jun. 2004 Executive Officer and General Manager, Hofu Plant
Apr. 2006 Executive Officer; President, Auto Alliance (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2008 Managing Executive Officer; Assistant to the Officer in charge of Production and Business Logistics; Assistant to the Officer in charge of Cost Innovation; General Manager, Production Engineering Div.
Nov. 2008 Managing Executive Officer; In charge of Production, Business Logistics and IT Solution; Assistant to the Officer in charge of Cost Innovation; General Manager, Production Engineering Div.
Apr. 2010 Senior Managing Executive Officer; In charge of Production, Business Logistics and IT Solution; Assistant to the Officer in charge of Cost Innovation; Assistant to the Officer in charge of R&D
Jun. 2010 Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer; In charge of Production, Business Logistics and IT Solution; Assistant to the Officer in charge of Cost Innovation; Assistant to the Officer in charge of R&D
Apr. 2011 Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer; Oversight of Production and Purchasing; In charge of Business Logistics and IT Solution; Assistant to the Officer in charge of promoting Mono Tsukuri Innovation
(to the present)

 

Akira Marumoto      
Birth Date:   August 18, 1957  
Career:   Apr. 1980 Joined the Company
Jun. 1997 Program Manager, Program Managers Div.
Jun. 1999 Director; Assistant to the Officer in charge of Quality Assurance; General Manager, Product Quality Div.
Dec. 2000 Director; In charge of European R&D and Production Operations; General Manager, Europe R&D Representative Office
Jun. 2002 Executive Officer; In charge of European R&D and Production Operations
Jun. 2003 Executive Officer; General Manager, Platform Program Management Div.
Jun. 2005 Executive Officer; In charge of Product Planning and Program Management
Apr. 2006 Managing Executive Officer; In charge of Product Planning and Program Management
Apr. 2008 Managing Executive Officer; In charge of Corporate Planning, Product Planning and Financial Services; Assistant to the Officer in charge of Cost Innovation
Jan. 2009 Managing Executive Officer; In charge of Corporate Planning, Product Planning and Product Profit Control; Assistant to the Officer in charge of Cost Innovation
Feb. 2010 Managing Executive Officer; In charge of Corporate Planning, Product Strategy and Product Profit Control; Assistant to the Officer in charge of Cost Innovation
Apr. 2010 Senior Managing Executive Officer; In charge of Corporate Planning, Product Strategy and Product Profit Control; Assistant to the Officer in charge of Cost Innovation
Jun. 2010 Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer; In charge of Corporate Planning, Product Strategy and Product Profit Control; Assistant to the Officer in charge of Cost Innovation
Sep. 2010 Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer; In charge of Corporate Planning, Product Strategy and Profit Control; Assistant to the Officer in charge of Cost Innovation
Apr. 2011 Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer; In charge of Corporate Planning, Profit Control, Product Strategy, Corporate Brand Enhancement and Cost Innovation
(to the present)

 

Nobuhide Inamoto      
Birth Date:   November 10, 1953  
Career:   Apr. 1977 Joined the Company
Oct. 1994 Group Manager, Body Production Engineering Dept.
Jun. 1999 Representative Director and President, Mitsuba Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2001 Director of Mazda Motor Corporation; General Manager, Business Logistics Div.
Mar. 2002 Director; General Manager, Production Engineering Div.
Jun. 2002 Executive Officer; General Manager, Production Engineering Div.
Jun. 2003 Executive Officer; General Manager, Quality Div.
Nov. 2003 Executive Officer, In charge of Six Sigma; General Manager, Quality Div.
Jun. 2005 Executive Officer; General Manager, Quality Div.
Apr. 2007 Managing Executive Officer; In charge of Quality Assurance and Environment
Apr. 2008 Managing Executive Officer; General Manager, Domestic Business Div.
Nov. 2008 Managing Executive Officer; In charge of Domestic Business; General Manager, Domestic Business Div.
Apr. 2011 Managing Executive Officer; In charge of Domestic Business and Fleet Sales
Jun. 2012 Managing Executive Officer; In charge of Domestic Business, Fleet Sales and Customer Service
(to the present)

 

Koji Kurosawa      
Birth Date:   December 30, 1951  
Career:   Apr. 1974 Joined the Company
Jul. 1997 Senior Staff Manager, Office of Legal Affairs
Dec. 2000 General Manager, Overseas Sales Div.
Jun. 2004 Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (Full time)
Jun. 2007 Executive Officer; In charge of Corporate Services, Risk Management, CSR and Mazda Hospital
Apr. 2008 Managing Executive Officer; In charge of Human Resources, Corporate Services, Risk Management, CSR and Mazda Hospital
Nov. 2008 Managing Executive Officer; In charge of Secretariat, Global Auditing, Human Resources, Corporate Services, Risk Management, CSR and Mazda Hospital
Jun. 2009 Managing Executive Officer; In charge of Secretariat, Global Auditing, Human Resources, Corporate Services, Compliance, Risk Management and Mazda Hospital
Apr. 2010 Managing Executive Officer; In charge of Secretariat, Global Auditing, Human Resources, Corporate Services, Compliance, Risk Management and Mazda Hospital; General Manager, Human Resources Div.
May 2010 Managing Executive Officer; In charge of Secretariat, Global Auditing, Human Resources, Corporate Services, Compliance, Risk Management and Mazda Hospital
Apr. 2011 Managing Executive Officer; In charge of Secretariat, Human Resources, Corporate Services, Compliance, Risk Management and Mazda Hospital
Apr. 2012 Managing Executive Officer; In charge of Secretariat, Human Resources, General & Legal Affairs, Compliance, Risk Management and Mazda Hospital
(to the present)

 

Brief Personal Record of New Appointees of Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Nobuyoshi Tochio      
Birth Date:   December 25, 1957  
Career:   Apr. 1980 Joined the Company
Mar. 2004 Deputy General Manager, Financial Services Div.
Apr. 2006 General Manager, Financial Services Div.
(to the present)

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