July 1996 Entered Honda Verno Tokai Co., Ltd. (currently VT Holdings Co., Ltd.)
October 2000 Manager of housing business, Honda Verno Tokai Co., Ltd. (currently VT Holdings Co., Ltd.)
April 2003 Manager of “new business,” Honda Verno Tokai Co., Ltd. (currently VT Holdings Co., Ltd.)
June 2004 Director, Honda Verno Tokai (currently Honda Cars Tokai Co., Ltd.)
August 2004 President, Honda Verno Tokai (currently Honda Cars Tokai Co., Ltd.)
June 2006 Board Management Director, VT Holdings Co., Ltd.
June 2007 President, Yamashina Corporation
Areas of Expertise
Proven track-record in automobile industry.
What have been the main lessons you have learned in your career and how do you implement them in your management?
An important lesson is that the truth is found on the worksite. The answers to your questions are on the field.
Therefore, I visit our operating and manufacturing sites to check with my own eyes how our company operates. This allows me to analyze the reality by myself, assess the situation more accurately while communicating with on-site employees. This allows me to achieve quick decision-making from the field. I will make decisions based on the truth of the field with no regard for past customs and preconceptions.
Even if you fail many times and feel frustrated, keep on fighting for what you want and never bend your will to succeed.
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