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News   February 21, 2019   by Adam Malik

Denso changes executive structure

Haruya Maruyama will resign as executive vice president of Denso on April 1.

As changes sweep through the automotive industry, Denso is making changes to its executive management structure and personnel.

Citing its vision for the future of mobility, the changes “will help the world’s second largest mobility supplier operate more efficiently and accelerate its decision-making process,” Denso said in an announcement.

The company has reduced the number of members on its board and will reshuffle executive positions as part of the changes.

Its executive management team will go from 55 to 28 people, in the roles of, chairman, president and CEO, executive vice president, member of the board, senior executive director and audit and supervisory board member. The title of senior executive director will be changed to executive officer while the title of executive director will be known as senior officer going forward.

The company further announced that on April 1, Haruya Maruyama will resign as executive vice president of Denso and Sadahiro Usui will step into the role. Maruyama oversees Denso’s overall business overseas, having been in the role since June 2014.

Also, current executive director Kazumasa Kimura will resign his position as of March 1 and move to Toyota Tsusho Corporation, the trading arm of Toyota Group, as its managing executive officer.

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