President Akio Toyoda is now 66 years old
Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corporation, who is also the president and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation and chairman of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, has been in office for 13 years since he became president of Toyota in June 2022.
At the BEV strategy briefing session in December 2021 last year and the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022 in January 2022 this year, he has attracted a lot of attention and is active as a leader in the Japanese automobile industry in both name and reality, such as proposing automobile taxes. President Akio Toyoda is celebrating his 66th birthday on May 3, 2022, and some people are saying, “Isn’t it time to retire?”
The search for the next generation of leaders has already begun
On March 1, 2022, Toyota announced the appointment of officers on April 1, 2022, and established a new vice president position that was abolished once in 2020.
The newly appointed vice presidents are Kenta Chika, who is a director / executive officer and chief financial officer, Masahiko Maeda, who is a director / executive officer and chief technical officer, and executive officers and chief personnel officer. There are three people, Mr. Masaru Kuwata.
The above three people are said to be candidates for Toyota’s next president, and it seems that the next-generation Toyota leaders are steadily preparing.
At the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders on June 15, 2022, President Akio Toyoda talks to shareholders about the development of successors.
Will Toyota’s future city “Woven City” become a “masterpiece”?
The experimental city “Woven City”, which Toyota is constructing in Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture, is expected to be completed in the first phase from 2024 to 2025.
Woven City was announced by President Akio Toyoda at the world’s largest technology trade fair “CES2020” held in Las Vegas, USA on January 7, 2020.
President Akio Toyoda is said to have invested 5 billion yen in private property at Woven Planet Holdings, which is in charge of Woven City’s business, so President Akio Toyoda has an extraordinary passion for Woven City. Will definitely be.
Therefore, it is believed that President Akio Toyoda will not retire at least until the first phase of Woven City is completed.