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New boss takes over at Isuzu Motors SA

JOHANNESBURG South Africa – Naohiro Yamaguchi has taken over as Isuzu Motors SA’s chairman as of October 1 2021.

He has been with Isuzu Motors since 1986 in leadership roles, becoming international sales office manager (1999-2003) in Japan and then in various general manager positions in Thailand (2003-15), and executive positions specialising in light commercials in India (2015-21).

NAIHIRO YAMAGUCHI

He will continue as senior executive officer for LCV Business and commence duty as SA chairman while residing in Japan.

‘PLEASED TO HAVE HIM

Billy Tom, Isuzu Motors SA’s president/CEO, told The Corner: ”We’re pleased to have Naohiro, especially given his extensive Isuzu experience.” 

Yamaguchi takes over from from Shigeji Sugimoto, chairman since March 2020.

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