Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) has announced the appointment of Gaku Nakanishi as the President & CEO of the company from today. The company has also appointed two new directors to spearhead the company’s Sales & Marketing operations. Rajesh Goel assigns role as Senior Vice President & Director, Sales & Marketing, while Makoto Hyoda has been appointed as Director, Sales and Marketing, HCIL.
Nakanishi has had two overseas long-term assignments in Japan in 2001 and again in 2015. In his latest assignment, he served as General Manager in charge of Purchasing Division 2, Worldwide in Honda Motor Co, Ltd (HMCL) in Japan since 2015 with responsibility for powertrain and electric/ electronic components.
Nakanishi was previously President and CEO of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co, Ltd since 2015. Nakanishi has been associated for almost 30 years with Honda Motor Co, Ltd and has worked for several international markets including North America, Mexico, Japan, Thailand, CIS, Middle East and Africa.
HCIL has appointed Rajesh Goel as Senior Vice President and Director, Sales and Marketing, in view of the company’s future plans in India. Rajesh Goel has been associated with HCIL for more than 22 years. He joined HCIL in 1996 at the time of company’s inception. Over the years, he has headed several functions in the company, including purchase and quality.
Makoto Hyoda, who has been in India since April 2017, has been elevated as Director – Sales & Marketing, from the erstwhile position of Operating Head. Hyoda has been associated with HMCL for the last 22 years and has experience in the field of product planning, marketing, sales promotion and customer management.