Honda names Takahiro Hachigo as new President & CEO

Takahiro-HachigoJapanese automaker Honda Motor Co. Limited has appointed Takahiro Hachigo as the new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO with effect from June 2015.

Prior to this appointment, Hachigo was Managing Officer of Honda Motor Co. Limited. Hachigo joined Honda in 1982, principally as a chassis engineer. Among the models developed under his charge are the first US-built Odyssey in 1999 and the second-generation CR-V in 2001. He has served as the operating officer of Honda R&D, and more recently as the president and director of Honda R&D Europe.

He will succeed Takanobu Ito, who resigned from his post on 23 February 2015.

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