Honda announces Senior Management changes at Global and Regional level
Mr. Takuya Tsumura to be appointed as
HCIL’s new President & CEO with effect from 1st April 2022
New Delhi, February 19, 2022: Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has appointed Mr Takuya Tsumura as the new President & CEO of Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) and he will take charge from April 1, 2022, consequent to the management changes announced annually by Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
Mr Tsumura will take over from Mr. Gaku Nakanishi, who moves from India to regional headquarters in Asia and Oceania region - Asian Honda as General Manager, Automobile Business for the region.
During his 4-year tenure in India, Mr. Gaku Nakanishi, in his role as President & CEO of HCIL, steered the company through one of the toughest business phase for the Indian auto industry, struck by unprecedented crisis of the pandemic and slowdown. These years also saw the company take some tough but important decisions to manoeuver the course of HCIL operations towards strengthening its business constitution. He played a key role in expanding HCIL exports with opening of new destinations and also led several initiatives in the field of sales and service to enhance customer experience and dealer profitability.
Mr. Tsumura has been associated with Honda Motor Co. Ltd. for more than 30 years and has vast experience in the automobile industry, having worked in several international markets including Thailand, Australia, China, Japan, Turkey and has worked with overseas division for Europe and Asia & Oceania regions. He was in-charge of South Asian countries including India from 1997 to 2000 while working at HM head office and has visited India on many occasions in the past for both personal and business purpose.