Honda changed coaches and the new CEO was settled.
Recently, Honda officially announced that CEO Takahiro Hachigo (Takahiro Hachigo) will step down and will be replaced by Toshihiro Mibe, head of the automaker's R&D department on April 1.
In addition, a source disclosed that Honda Motor's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Makoto Kuraishi will continue to serve in order to support the work of Toshihiro Mibu.
It is reported that Yagoya Takahiro became the CEO of Honda in 2015 and will remain on the automaker’s board of directors until his retirement from the company in June.
The upcoming Toshihiro Mibu joined Honda in 1987. Since then, he has been engaged in automobile research and development mainly focusing on engine research and development. In 2019, he officially became the president of Honda Research Institute, a subsidiary of Honda Technology Co., Ltd. .
It is worth mentioning that there has been a rule in Honda since its inception, that is, the previous incumbents of Honda’s CEO have served as the president of the Honda Research Institute (that is, the head of the R&D department), which is to rely on “technology first "The purpose.
However, Takahiro Yagoya became the only CEO of DE who had not served as the president of the Institute of Technology in the history of the company. Due to the circumstances at the time, Takahiro Yagoya's restructuring plan was approved by the directors. With the advent of the current era of the new four modernizations, it has also become the occasion for Honda to change coaches.
Therefore, the industry generally believes that Honda's promotion of the top research and development leader to the company's new head is a realistic choice to accelerate the transformation of the new four modernizations.
According to Honda's "Vision 2030" strategy, Honda plans to 2030, new energy vehicles (EV), FCV, plug-in hybrid vehicles accounted for two-thirds of its global sales.
At present, Honda has promised to abandon pure gasoline and diesel models in the European market by 2023 and focus on pure electric and hybrid powertrains.