New Delhi: Honda Siel Cars India on Monday said it has appointed Hironori Kanayama as president and CEO of the company with effect from 1 April, 2012.
Kanayama assumed the office of president and CEO and Shigeru Yamazaki as senior vice-president and director, sales and marketing with effect from 1 April, 2012, Honda Siel Cars India (HSCI) said in a statement.
“India is one of the most dynamic economies and among the fastest growing automobile markets in the world. It remains an extremely important territory for our future growth. We have ambitious plans to grow our operations in India,” Kanayama said.
He added that with normal production resuming in its Greater Noida plant from February 2012, HSCI has registered the “best ever monthly sales of 11,016 units (in March) posting a growth of 208%”.
“We expect to continue similar performance in the new financial year,” he added.
Kanayama has been associated with Honda Motor Company for over three decades, having worked with Honda ventures in different markets like China, Taiwan and Japan.
He replaces Takashi Nagai who has moved as the President and Representative director of Honda Logistics Inc.
Prior to his new assignment in India, Yamazaki was the general manager of Automobile Business Division, Asian Honda Motor Co since 2009. His primary responsibility had been to establish the future strategy for further expansion of business. He has been associated with Honda Motor Co. for over 29 years.