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Toyota Motor Europe announces Executive appointments at its European Headquarters and Affiliates from April 1, 2017

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) announced today a number of executive level appointments at its European Headquarters and Affiliates.

These changes follow Toyota’s executive appointments and management rotations that take place regularly at global, pan-European and national levels. These appointments will be effective from April, 1st 2017.

Toyota Motor Europe (TME)

  • Dr. Johan van Zyl is being promoted from Managing Officer to Senior Managing Officer, TMC. He maintains his roles as CEO Europe Region, President and CEO of TME, Executive Vice President, Production, TME and Chairman of Toyota South Africa Motor.
  • Mr. Hiroaki Nanahara will be appointed Executive Vice-President, Sales, TME, replacing Mr. Karl Schlicht. Mr Nanahara is a Managing Officer of TMC and is currently CEO, East Asia and Oceania Region. He is also responsible for Toyota Planning Divisions related to Emerging Markets.

National Marketing and Sales Companies

Toyota Great Britain (TGB)

  • Mr. Karl Schlicht, Executive Vice President, Sales, TME, has decided to retire. He will continue his relationship with Toyota as Honorary Chairman of TGB and Advisor, TME.
I understand and respect Karl’s decision, and I am glad that he will continue to support us as an advisor. I take this opportunity to thank Karl for his relentless contribution to our operations in Europe
Dr Johan van Zyl