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Akio Toyoda

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Akio Toyoda
豊田章男

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Born: 3 May 1956

President of Toyota Motor Corporation.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Akio Toyoda page on 28 October 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Akio Toyoda is a Japanese business executive and the current president of Toyota Motor Corporation. He is the great grandson of the father of the Japanese industrial revolution, as well as being both the grandson to the founder of Toyota motors and maternal grandson to the founder of the Takashimaya department store corporation.

Toyoda is the great grandson of the founder of Toyoda Automatic Loomworks, Sakichi Toyoda, and grandson to the Toyota Motors founder, Kiichiro Toyoda. He was born May 3, 1956, at Nagoya to Shoichiro Toyoda and Hiroko née Mitsui. Toyoda's talented family line have long dominated the upper management of the family businesses since the days his carpenter-farmer great great grandfather, Ikichi Toyoda, taught his son fabrication and carpentry. Akio Toyoda was the chief contender for the family business when Katsuaki Watanabe was reassigned as Vice-Chairman in the wake of the quality control crisis.

Grandson to the company founder, in 2000, Toyoda joined Toyota's board of directors. In 2005, Toyoda was promoted to the position of executive vice president. In January of 2009, it was announced that Toyoda was chosen as the forthcoming president of the company. On June 23, 2009, he was confirmed as the new president, along with four new executive vice presidents and eight new board members. The previous president and CEO Katsuaki Watanabe became vice chairman, replacing Katsuhiro Nakagawa.


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DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
23 February 2010Toyota CEO Apologizes for Safety Lapses
Mil Arcega, VOA News

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25 February 2010'I Am Deeply Sorry,' Toyota Chief Tells US Congress
VOA News

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DateArticleAuthor/Source
16 February 2010Toyota President to Skip Testifying Before US LawmakersVOA News
23 February 2010Toyota CEO Apologizes for Safety Lapses Michael Bowman, VOA News
25 February 2010'I Am Deeply Sorry,' Toyota Chief Tells US Congress VOA News


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