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February 19, 2019

Denso revamps executive structure and management

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

By Rhodri Morgan

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

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