News: Maruti Suzuki India names Yukihiro Yamashita as Joint MD of Engineering and QA


Maruti Suzuki India names Yukihiro Yamashita as Joint MD of Engineering and QA

Bringing a wealth of experience from the automotive industry, Yukihiro Yamashita will assume the role of Joint Managing Director (Engineering and Quality Assurance) at Maruti Suzuki India for the next three years.
Maruti Suzuki India names Yukihiro Yamashita as Joint MD of Engineering and QA

Maruti Suzuki India has appointed Yukihiro Yamashita as their Joint Managing Director of Engineering and Quality Assurance, as announced in a BSE filing on July 31, 2023. He will replace Shigetoshi Torii, who resigned as a Non-Executive Director of the company.  

The exchange filing statement released on July 31 stated, “The Q1 FY24 earnings increased by 145.31 per cent. And as of August 1, 2023, for a three-year term, Yukihiro Yamashita has been appointed as director and full-time director designated as joint managing director (engineering and quality assurance).”

Assuming his new position, Yamashita brings an extensive background of over 30 years, encompassing management, research, and technology in the automotive industry. This appointment represents a significant advancement in his role, as he was previously serving as Director and Senior Managing Officer Chief Technology Officer since April 1, 2023. 

Yamashita's journey with Maruti Suzuki Corporation began as Vice Executive-General Manager, where he oversaw automobile engineering operations. Subsequently, in 2021, he was appointed as Director and Senior Managing Officer, Chief Technology Officer, and Executive General Manager. In his previous capacities, he held responsibilities for overseeing Vehicle Regulations and Engineering Administration, Automobile Vehicle Engineering, Automobile Powertrain Engineering, and Automobile Electrical/Electronic Engineering at the company. 

Before joining Suzuki Maruti Corporation, Yamashita held key leadership positions with Nippon Denso for Automobile Powertrain System Development and Powertrain Development Planning. 

In the board meeting held on July 31, the company also announced the acquisition of Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Ltd (SMG) as a wholly-owned subsidiary of MSIL, to enhance automobile production efficiency in India and cater to the expanding market and carbon neutrality goals. 

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Topics: Appointments, Leadership, #HRTech

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