Yoshimura will be responsible for Toyota's business operations in India, including its strategic direction.
"As a follower of Toyota's global best practices, Yoshimura will guide the joint venture's vision and values of quality, dependability and reliability," said the company in the statement.
Yoshimura has 25 years of experience in product planning, pricing, sales and marketing and is equipped to contribute to Toyota's brand in the region. He is currently General Manager at the company's East Asia and Oceania division in Tokyo.
"I am eager to work in the challenging Indian market. As customers are at the heart of everything, we will make efforts to enrich them," said Yoshimura in the statement.
Commenting on the leadership change, Tachibana said the company's vision 2025 enabled the subsidiary to grow in India.
"Tachibana steered Toyota's vision for India, leading to its overall growth through a strategic drive," said the statement.
The two-decades-old JV of Toyota Motor Corporation and the Pune-based Kirloskar Brothers Ltd, with the Japanese auto major holding over 90 per cent of the equity, has two assembly plants with 3-lakh units combined installed production capacity per annum.
The JV rolls out a range of models, including Innova multi-utility vehicle, Camry sedan, Prius hybrid, Corolla Altis, Etios, Prado and Land Cruiser, with some of them imported as completely built units.
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