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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).


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


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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