Honda India Power Products Limited (HIPP) has announced the appointment of Shigeki Iwama as its new president, effective from April 1. He has succeeded Takahiro Ueda as the new president.
In this new role, he will be focussing on efforts to harness the unwavering potential posed by the Indian market, all while fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence
Shigeki Iwama comes with close to 20 years of experience working with Honda Motor Company, specialising in the power products business. He recently held the position of president at Honda Motor Europe's Central Europe branch (Austria), from 2020 to 2023.
In addition to his role at Honda Motor Europe's Central Europe branch, Shigeki Iwama has an extensive background and commendable expertise in the power products industry. He previously served as Department Manager at Honda Motor Japan and as General Manager of the Power Products Department at Honda South America.
In these positions, he oversaw various aspects of Honda Motor Company, including sales, product planning, strategic growth, and power product domains.
"In terms of demand for power products, India stands at 4th in the world demonstrating a huge opportunity driven by a resolute focus on agriculture, construction mechanisation, a steady infrastructure boost and impetus to the power and EV sector. With opportunity comes a responsibility to incorporate innovation and sustainability in our product offerings to make them future-ready. To support the government’s efforts, HIPP will continue with its eco-friendly approach across our product line-up," said Shigeki Iwama.