Auto components maker JTEKT India has appointed Akihiko Kawano as Managing Director with effect from July 1, 2018.
This appointment has been approved by the Board of Directors of the Company and has been informed to the Exchange, the company said in a statement.
Akihiko Kawano joins JTEKT India after heading JTEKT's Nara operations in Japan. Prior to this, Kawano has served as President for JTEKT Group company in Malaysia, and as President for JTEKT in the Czech Republic.
Hidekazu Omura, Chairman, JTEKT Group India stated, “We are thankful to Kiyozumi Kamiki who has returned to Japan after his term of five years. He has taken his next assignment in JTEKT Japan.”
Kawano brings with him 37 years of experience and has held a number of leadership roles within JTEKT Corporation, both within and outside Japan.
Commenting on his appointment, Kawano said, "I am excited to join JTEKT India team, and am looking forward to building on the growth potential for the company. We are extremely focused on how we want to drive India operations for JTEKT and are ambitious about our roadmap ahead."
JTEKT India is a part of Japan's JTEKT Corporation. It manufactures and sells various auto components, including steering systems, bearings, machine tools, and electronic control devices.
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