Honda Motor Company Limited has announced the appointment of Takuya Tsumura as the President and CEO of Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) effective from April 1, 2022.
He would be replacing Gaku Nakanishi, who has been elevated to General Manager, Automobile Business for the Asia and Oceania region.
During his 4-year stint as President and CEO of HCIL, Nakanishi led the brand through one of the toughest phases for automotive companies in India as the pandemic hit affecting manufacturing and sales.
Honda also commenced exports of its vehicles manufactured in India to more countries and worked on improving its sales and service network under his leadership.
Takuya Tsumura boasts an experience of more than three decades with previous stints of working in countries like Thailand, Australia, China, Turkey, Japan and also in Europe.
He led the Honda Cars head office for South Asian countries from 1998 to 2000, including India.
It would be interesting to see how he kick-starts HCIL progress in newer markets and away from the shadow of the predecessor.