Hiroshi Nakagawa takes over as Chairman of Isuzu Motors India

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Japanese automobile maker Isuzu today announced top level changes in its Indian operations with Hiroshi Nakagawa taking over over as the Chairman of Isuzu Motors (IMI) with immediate effect.

Hiroyasu Miura, the erstwhile Chairman of IMI will take over as the Chairman & Managing Director of Isuzu Engineering Business Centre Pvt Ltd (IEBCI) with immediate effect, the company said in a statement.

“Miura will continue as a Director at IMI and Nakagawa will also assume the role of a Director at IEBCI,” it added.

Nakagawa (62) has spent over 35 years with Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan. He has been actively involved in ISUZU business division for over 20 years in key ISUZU markets.

“His appointment as the Chairman at IMI will further enhance the focus of ISUZU’s Indian operations. All these changes are as per the business plans of the company,” the company said.

In other top management changes, Haruyasu Tanishige has been appointed as Director at IMI, while Satoshi Yamaguchi and Ichiro Murato who were Directors at IMI will move on to other roles at Isuzu Motors Ltd, Japan, it added.

IMI is a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Ltd, and was established in August 2012. The Chennai-headquartered firm currently sells a range of ISUZU D-MAX pick-ups in both personal and commercial segments in India.

IEBCI is also a 100 per cent subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Ltd, Japan. It was incorporated in November 2015 and is responsible for R&D and sourcing related activities in India.