Thiebault Paquet, Vice President Toyota Motor Europe

R&D2 and Head of Fuel Cell Business

Thiebault Paquet joined Toyota R&D in 1996 as an Engine Engineer in Advanced Powertrain.

He subsequently joined Toyota Motor Corporation Japan in 2001 to work as Development Engineer on calibration of engines and on the development of after treatment control strategies. Later, when back in TME, he worked on the development of gasoline hybrid powertrains. From 2009 to 2016 he was General Manager of Powertrain for Toyota Europe, responsible for Engine calibration, pre-development and simulation development methodologies.

In 2019 he became Director Research and Development, Powertrain, at TME and since July 2020 he was dually assigned as Director of the new Fuel Cell Business in Europe, established to accelerate Toyota’s vision to establish a Hydrogen Society. The new Fuel Cell Business will consolidate Toyota’s European hydrogen activities in the areas of Sales, Research & Development and Manufacturing.

January 2023, he was promoted to Vice President R&D2 whilst he continues to oversee TME's hydrogen activities as Head of Fuel Cell Business at Toyota Motor Europe.

Thiebault studied Mechanical Engineer at the KU Leuven in Belgium, specialising in Thermo-Mechanical Engineering. 

He is married with three children.