New Deputy Chairman Appointed by UMW Toyota

UMW Toyota Motor has announced the appointment of Takashi Obata as its new Deputy Chairman effective 1 February 2022.

Obata is equipped with 30 years of experience in Toyota Motor Corporation hence by bringing his vast experience and vision for the future of mobility, Obata commits to driving the company to innovate and adapt to CASE (“Connected” cars, “Autonomous” driving, “Shared”, and “Electric”) and carbon neutrality.

He was a key member in the company’s Product Planning in Sales & Operation Planning divisions, he has been in charge of the product planning of various Toyota-brand models for the global market, prior to his new role as Deputy Chairman.

“Technology is progressively evolving with the increasing necessity and responsibility to adapt to CASE, as well as carbon neutrality. This is a priority that is aggressively being pursued by Toyota globally and has already started in Malaysia with the recent launch of the Toyota Corolla Cross hybrid model. I am honoured to have been entrusted this role to navigate the Toyota business here in Malaysia towards this direction alongside UMW Toyota Motor President Mr. Ravindran K,” Takashi Obata commented on cementing his commitment towards achieving mobility for all.

“I would like to thank my predecessor Akio Takeyama for leaving behind an incredible legacy during his time with UMW Toyota Motor. This role will undoubtedly be a challenging one but I am confident that we will be able to achieve many more milestones in the years to come, especially with the strong support from the Government of Malaysia and all our stakeholders,” he added.

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