EXEC PROFILE: Everything you need to know about Takahiro Hachigo, Honda's new CEO

By Glen White
Honda has recently announced that its CEOTakanobu Ito will step aside to become an adviser to the company and remain on the board, while Takahiro Hachig...

Honda has recently announced that its CEO Takanobu Ito will step aside to become an adviser to the company and remain on the board, while Takahiro Hachigo, will take his place at the top. Manufacturing Global takes a look at the man tasked with giving Honda a much-needed facelift.

  • Before being appointed to the role of CEO, Hachigo was a managing officer at Honda. 
  • He has been described as ‘low profile’ and is little known outside the company. In fact it has been widely noted that Hachigo jumped over higher-level executives at Honda in being named CEO.
  • Hachigo, 55, is a long-time employee at Honda after joining the firm in 1982.
  • During his tenure he has worked in several departments, including engineering and purchasing.
  • He will be the first CEO to not have headed Honda's R&D company in Japan.
  • Hachigo has a wealth of experience in various markets including the US, China and Europe.
  • He has also developed some of the company’s most popular products and spearheaded development of the original Odyssey minivan.
  • He directed the company's American R&D center and subsequently headed Honda's European operations.

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