Toyota Promotes Didier Leroy As Highest - Ranked Foreigner


Toyota promotes Didier Leroy as highest-ranked foreignerMr Leroy was officially appointed today President of Toyota No. 1, which covers R&D, manufacturing and sales for the North America, Europe, and Africa regions; the Japan Sales Business Group; and the Product Planning, Design and Motorsports functions related to the Toyota No.1 regional scope.


Toyota City, Japan - Today, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) officially appointed Didier Leroy as President of Toyota N°1 at TMC. The appointment took place at the 111th General Shareholders meeting.

In this responsibility, Mr Leroy will oversee the R&D, manufacturing and sales operations for the North America, Europe and Africa regions; the Japan Sales Business Group; and the Product Planning, Design and Motorsports functions related to the Toyota No.1 regional scope. He also became today the first non-Japanese Executive Vice President of TMC, as well as member of the Board of Directors of TMC.

This appointment takes place after the announcement made by TMC in March about changes to its executive structure in Japan, altering roles of top management. Mr Leroy will be based in Brussels.