JOHANNESBURG: Toyota Motor Corporation (Japan) recently announced important structural changes within the global management structure which impacts on Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) and the Africa Region.
The aforementioned restructure comes into effect as of 1st April 2016 and will impact TSAM as follows:
Dr Johan van Zyl, previously President and CEO of TSAM, is now appointed as Chairman of TSAM. He will continue to function as the CEO of the Europe Region based in Brussels. Dr van Zyl’s role within TSAM will be of a more strategic nature, and he will continue to guide and support the TSAM management into the future.
Mr Takeshi Isogaya is appointed as CEO of Africa Region based in Tokyo Japan.
Mr Andrew Kirby, currently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TSAM, is appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of TSAM, based in Durban.
“Andrew is a very experienced, multi-talented motoring man and I am confident he will do an outstanding job as the new President and CEO of TSAM,” Dr van Zyl said today.
“The road ahead economically will not always be an easy one to travel, but I believe that, with Andrew and the Executive team, we will meet every challenge successfully and continue to build on its proud leadership heritage to remain an integral part of South African life for many years to come. I feel very privileged to have personally shared in this rich Toyota legacy and for the ongoing role that I have been asked to play.”