The two succeeded Yoshihisa Maruta, former president, and Doan Thi Yen, former vice president, who had wrapped up their four-year term in the company (2013- 2016).
Toru Kinoshita, who was born in Fukuoka, Japan in 1964, graduated from Kyushu University, and joined Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in 1988. Since then, he has taken up many important positions in TMC.
Meanwhile, Do Thu Hoang, a 48-year-old Hanoi native, graduated from the National Economics University and experienced some jobs before joining Vietnam Engine and Agricultural Machinery Corporation (VEAM) in 2009.
Toru Kinoshita said in an induction ceremony that, “as a developing country, Vietnam is changing day by day, more modern and urbanized. But there is something unchanged in my feeling, that’s the friendliness of Vietnamese and the charming natural beauty of the country.
“I’m very happy and encouraged to start my new assignment with such a firm foundation and big support and friendship from all of you. I also understand there will be many challenges ahead, but with your precious support and cooperation I commit that I devote all my effort to contribute to the development of TMV, automobile industry and society.”