Denso has announced changes to its executive management structure and personnel.

Specifically, Denso has reduced the number of members on its board, delegated authority to execute and reorganised structure so it can increase operational efficiency.

“Amid this shift in our industry, Denso must work together to streamline our internal structure while speeding up our management and execution process in order to bring a better future to as many people as possible,” said Denso president and CEO, Koji Arima.

Denso’s Board of Directors decided to change its executive management structure, effective 1 April 2019. Executive management will now consist of the following, which will reduce the team from 55 to 28:

  • Chairman
  • President and CEO
  • Executive vice president
  • Member of the board
  • Senior executive director
  • Audit and supervisory board member

The title of senior executive director will be renamed to executive officer and these executives will manage their respective sections as well as address the business issues faced by Denso. The title of executive director will be renamed to senior officer and those in the post are required to serve as frontline managers.

Changes to executive management:

Kazumasa Kimura will resign as executive director as of 1 March, 2019 and be appointed managing executive officer of Toyota Tsusho.

The following management changes will be effective 1 April 2019:

Sadahiro Usui will be appointed as executive vice president.
Haruya Maruyama will resign as executive vice president.

The following will be appointed as executive officers:

Tomokazu Takahashi, currently a senior executive director, member of the board of JTEKT Corporation
Yasuhiro Iida, currently an executive director
Kenichiro Ito, currently an executive director
Yasuhiko Yamazaki, currently an executive director
Yasushi Matsui, currently an executive director
Hirotsugu Takeuchi, currently an executive director

Yukihiro Kato will resign as senior executive director.

Executive management as of 1 April 2019:

Members of the board
President and CEO: Koji Arima
Executive vice president: Yasushi Yamanaka
Executive vice president: Hiroyuki Wakabayashi
Member of the board, Executive Officer: Shoji Tsuzuki
Member of the board: Haruya Maruyama
Member of the board: George Olcott
Member of the board: Takashi Nawa

Executive vice presidents:

Yasushi Yamanaka
Hiroyuki Wakabayashi
Toshiyuki Kato
Sadahiro Usui

Audit and Supervisory Board members:

Atsuhiko Shimmura
Motomi Niwa
Moritaka Yoshida
Toshimichi Kondo
Noriyuki Matsushima

Executive officers:

Hiroyuki Ina
Masahiko Ito
Katsuhisa Shimokawa
Shoji Tsuzuki
Shingo Kuwamura
Yoshifumi Kato
Kazuaki Fujitani
Yukihiro Shinohara
Yoshitaka Kajita
Tomokazu Takahashi
Yasuhiro Iida
Kenichiro Ito
Yasuhiko Yamazaki
Yasushi Matsui
Hirotsugu Takeuchi