Akio Toyoda

  Male      Japanese      Business Person

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Akio Toyoda is the president and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation.

He received his MBA from Babson College.

Akio Toyoda joined Toyota in 1984. In 2000 he joined Toyota's board of directors. In 2005 he was promoted to executive vice president.

In January 2009 he was announced as the forthcoming president of the company. On June 23, 2009 he was confirmed as the new president of the company, along with four new executive vice presidents and eight new board members. The previous president and CEO Katsuaki Watanabe became vice chairman replacing Katsuhiro Nakagawa.

Akio loves car racing, who promoted sports models like the Lexus IS-F and Lexus LF-A. Three times he participated as a driver at the ADAC 24 hours at the Nürburgring, under the pseudonym Morizo Kinoshita. 2009 he reached the 4th position in his class with LF-A Prototyp No. 14, in total the 87 position...

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