Gaku Nakanishi has assumed the
office of President & CEO of Honda Cars India from April 2, 2018. The
company has also appointed two new directors to spearhead the company’s Sales
& Marketing operations. They are Rajesh
Goel, Sr Vice President & Director, Sales & Marketing and Makoto Hyoda,
Director, Sales and Marketing.
Nakanishi was previously
President and CEO of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. since 2015. Nakanishi brings in rich experience of the
automobile industry in his career span of 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.
In view of the company’s
aggressive plans for the Indian market in future, HCIL has appointed Rajesh
Goel as Sr. Vice President and Director, Sales and Marketing. Rajesh Goel is a
Honda veteran with an association of more than 22 years with Honda Cars India
Ltd. He joined HCIL in 1996 at the time of company’s inception. Over the past
22 years, he has headed several critical 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 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. for the
last 22 years and has significant experience in the field of Product Planning,
Marketing, Sales Promotion and Customer Management.
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