It is truly a pleasure for me to be a member of TTTC and work close to you. And it is great honor for me take over Mr. Oba’s role and to be the leader of TTTC.
Let me first introduce myself while adding some of my thoughts in this opportunity. I joined Toyota Tsusho in 1985 and since, I spent most of my time in the area of overseas sales/business, mainly in the field of Automotive Parts.
Therefore, taking this new opportunity in TTTC under my new role, one of my wish is to step in to new business field even beside Automotive, while of course try my best to develop firmly every of our business related to Automotive as well.
During this 36 years of my carrier in Toyota Tsusho, I worked for total 12 years outside Japan. First I was posted to Toyota Tsusho Europe, Germany branch for 7 years since 1996 to 2003. One of my main task there was to try open up several accounts with German/European OEMs such as VW, Audi, Daimler, Fiat, and Volvo etc. beside Toyota related business. This was an experience I learned a lot from this challenge especially in the area of Sales.
And then, I also took the chance to work at the United States for 5 years since 2011 to 2016, acting as an Executive Vice President of Toyota Tsusho America, expected to manage entire Automotive related business. This was also good & precious time for me to learn Management.
So this time will be my very first assignment to work in Asia, thus very much motivated and excited to live in Thailand, a center of Southeast Asian counties as my new challenge, like winning the lottery in my life.
In my view, undoubtedly, the movement of international division of production that spans a wide range of regions, so call as globalization of value chain, will be accelerated further in the coming years. And I believe that Asia, especially Thailand should take the most important role, lead and contribute to this global tendency.
Such being the case, to have our further success/growth, we need to have an ability to build an efficient distribution/production network with companies in other countries/regions centering Thailand, regardless of any industries, not only Automotive. Let us try to lead the value chain by creating new areas of comparative advantage and leading innovation together to make it happen!
I myself would like to take the lead in working together with you all to make TTTC/TTTH/our group companies and our stakeholders including your family more prosperous, and TTTC/TTTH to be happier place to work. And I want to actively tackle the social issues in Thai society. I want us to contribute to Thai society as much as a citizen for the global community. I would very much appreciate it if you would kindly give me your hands!
In terms of human resources, I would like to consider the right person in the right place by identifying each person's abilities (strengths and weaknesses).
To that end, I want to actively communicate within the company, and I also want to strengthen and encourage all of you to work across divisions, companies, and borders. I want to create a work environment where employees can work happily.
Together we can achieve any goal!
Stay safe and healthy!