Honda to make changes to its corporate executive structure

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the introduction of a new Operating Executive position effective April 1, 2020

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the introduction of a new Operating Executive position effective April 1, 2020, to advance its corporate executive structure and enable the company to address changes in the business environment with greater speed and flexibility.

Honda has always achieved growth by taking on challenges toward high goals while being at the forefront of the times by placing the most appropriate people in key positions. Returning to these basics, Honda reviewed its corporate executive structure and decided to create the Operating Executive position by combining the existing positions of Operating Officer and the highest level manager positions. The addition of the Operating Executive position will provide more flexibility for the company to assign the right people to the right positions and accelerate promotions when appropriate.

【Changes in corporate executive structure】

Changes in corporate executive structure

【Notice Concerning Management Changes】

The Board of Directors of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (the “Company”), at its meeting held on February 18, 2020, hereby announces that it has decided on changes in its Operating Officers effective as of April 1, 2020, and that it has made an internal decision regarding candidates for Directors to be elected at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in June 2020.

The changes in Directors effective as of the date of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in June 2020 shall be formally determined at such Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders and at a meeting of the Board of Directors to be held immediately thereafter.

Particulars

1. Planned Personnel Changes in Directors

<As of the date of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in June 2020>

Candidates for Directors to be newly appointed
(Excluding Directors who are Audit and Supervisory Committee Members)

NameCurrent TitleNew Title
Toshihiro MibeManaging OfficerSenior Managing Director
Fumiya KokubuChairman of the Board,
Marubeni Corporation
Outside Director,
Taisei Corporation
Director

Mr. Toshihiro Mibe’s current title, Managing Officer, is to be changed to Senior Managing Officer effective as of April 1, 2020.
Mr. Fumiya Kokubu is a candidate for Outside Director as defined under the provisions of the Enforcement Regulations of the Companies Act of Japan.

Directors to retire

NameCurrent Title
Yoshi YamaneSenior Managing Director
Motoki OzakiDirector

Mr. Motoki Ozaki is Outside Director as defined under the provisions of the Companies Act of Japan.

2. Planned Personnel Changes in Operating Officers

<As of April 1, 2020>

Operating Officers to change titles

NameCurrent TitleNew Title
Toshihiro MibeManaging OfficerSenior Managing Officer
Katsushi InoueOperating OfficerManaging Officer

Operating Officer to be newly appointed

NameCurrent TitleNew Title
Hisao TakahashiSenior Managing Director, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
Chief Officer of Automobile Center
Managing Officer

Operating Officers to retire

Operating Officers to retire except Mr. Takashi Sekiguchi and Mr. Kazuhiro Odaka are to be appointed to Operating Executives which are newly established positions. Mr. Kazuhiro Odaka has been appointed as President and Representative Director of Honda Trading Corporation since November 8, 2019.

NameCurrent Title
Takashi SekiguchiManaging Officer
Issao MizoguchiOperating Officer
Yusuke HoriOperating Officer
Tomomi KosakaOperating Officer
Toshiyuki ShimabaraOperating Officer
Kazuhiro OdakaOperating Officer
Masayuki IgarashiOperating Officer
Hiroyuki KachiOperating Officer
Soichi YamamotoOperating Officer
Kimiyoshi TerataniOperating Officer
Asako SuzukiOperating Officer
Katsuhisa OkudaOperating Officer
Katsuhide MoriyamaOperating Officer
Keiji OhtsuOperating Officer
Yoshishige NomuraOperating Officer
Yoshikado NakaoOperating Officer
Hiroshi TokutakeOperating Officer
Taro KobayashiOperating Officer
Jiro MorisawaOperating Officer

<For Reference>

Composition of Directors and Operating Officers as of April 1, 2020 and as of the date of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in June 2020

1. Directors

NameAs of April 1, 2020As of date of Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in June 2020
Toshiaki MikoshibaChairman and DirectorChairman and Director
Takahiro HachigoPresident and Representative DirectorPresident and
Representative Director
Seiji KuraishiExecutive Vice President and Representative DirectorExecutive Vice President and Representative Director
Yoshi YamaneSenior Managing Director
Kohei TakeuchiSenior Managing DirectorSenior Managing Director
Toshihiro MibeSenior Managing Officer*1Senior Managing Director*2
Motoki OzakiDirector*3
Hiroko KoideDirector*3Director*3
Fumiya KokubuDirector*2,3
Takanobu ItoDirector and AdvisorDirector and Advisor
Masahiro YoshidaDirector, Audit and Supervisory Committee MemberDirector, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
Masafumi SuzukiDirector, Audit and Supervisory Committee MemberDirector, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
Hideo TakauraDirector,*3 Audit and Supervisory Committee MemberDirector,*3 Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
Mayumi TamuraDirector,*3 Audit and Supervisory Committee MemberDirector,*3 Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
Kunihiko SakaiDirector,*3 Audit and Supervisory Committee MemberDirector,*3 Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
  • *1To change title
  • *2To be newly appointed
  • *3Outside Directors

2. Operating Officers

NameAs of April 1, 2020As of date of Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in June 2020
Michimasa FujinoManaging OfficerManaging Officer
Shinji AoyamaManaging OfficerManaging Officer
Noriya KaiharaManaging OfficerManaging Officer
Mitsugu MatsukawaManaging OfficerManaging Officer
Noriaki AbeManaging OfficerManaging Officer
Yasuhide MizunoManaging OfficerManaging Officer
Katsushi InoueManaging Officer*1Managing Officer
Hisao TakahashiManaging Officer*2Managing Officer
  • *1To change title
  • *2To be newly appointed

SOURCE: Honda

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