Automotive Honda President Takahiro Hachigo (right) transfers power to Toshihiro Mibe (left) via fist bump

Published on February 22nd, 2021 | by Subhash Nair

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Honda Motor Announces New President, Toshihiro Mibe

Current Honda Motor President and Representative Director, Takahiro Hachigo transitions to pure director role.

Honda Motor Co has got a new President and Representative Director and his name is Toshihiro Mibe. Their new leader currently serves as the head of Honda Research & Development. He joined the company in 1987 and his work has focused primarily on powertrain development.

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Here’s his career summary, bold parts indicate current responsibilities:

April 1987Joined Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
April 2012Managing Officer, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
April 2014Operating Officer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Executive in Charge of Powertrain Business,
Head of Powertrain Production Supervisory Unit,
Automobile Production, Automobile Operations,
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
April 2015Executive in Charge of Powertrain and Drivetrain Business,
Head of Drivetrain Business Unit,
Automobile Production, Automobile Operations,
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
April 2016Senior Managing Officer and Director, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
April 2018Managing Officer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Executive Vice President and Director, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
April 2019Executive in Charge of Intellectual Property and Standardization, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
President and Representative Director, Honda R&D Co., Ltd. 
April 2020Senior Managing Officer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Executive in Charge of Monozukuri (includes R&D, Production, Purchasing, Quality, Parts, Service, Intellectual Property, Standardization and IT)
Risk Management Officer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
June 2020Senior Managing Director, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Director in Charge of Monozukuri (includes R&D, Production, Purchasing, Quality, Parts, Service, Intellectual Property, Standardization and IT), Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Mibe-san begins his tenure in these roles starting 1 April 2021 and replaces the current President and Representative Director, Takahiro Hachigo.

2021 Honda Motor President Toshihiro Mibe

On The Outgoing Honda President

Hachigo will be retiring from the company after 6 years in his current role. One of his major career milestones was the development of the 2nd generation Honda CR-V. In his leadership position, he helped Honda carry out an immense transformation by preparing the company for a new era of mobility. He set a new 2030 vision and put the brand on course to become carbon neutral and to produce zero traffic fatalities by 2050.

For a more substantial look at Hachigo-san’s career at Honda, read this article we published when he first took the top job. Here’s the press release with more.

PRESS RELEASE

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that at a meeting of the company’s Board of Directors held today, Toshihiro Mibe, currently the company’s Senior Managing Director, was named the next President and Representative Director, effective April 1, 2021. Mibe will succeed Takahiro Hachigo, the current President and Representative Director, who will become a Director, effective April 1, 2021.

Mibe is scheduled to become Director, President and Representative Executive Officer* (CEO) with the resolution of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled to be held in June 2021, at which time Hachigo will retire from the company.

During the approximately six years since he ascended to the presidency in 2015, in the face of a period of great transformation of the company’s business environment, Hachigo took the initiative and formulated Honda’s 2030 Vision to enable Honda to become “a company society wants to exist” into the future.

For the fulfilment of the company’s 2030 Vision statement – “to serve people worldwide with the joy of expanding their life’s potential” — Hachigo led Team Honda on a course to “solidify existing businesses” and “prepare for future growth.” Under Hachigo’s leadership, Honda has increased efficiency and strengthened its operating structure in the areas of production and product development. Moreover, by pursuing the “selection and concentration” of its corporate resources on a global basis, a solid foundation for the future was established, preparing Honda to take off in the new era.

Toshihiro Mibe

Mibe, who is set to assume the presidency in April, joined Honda in 1987 and has been primarily focused on the research & development of automobiles, particularly powertrain development. In 2019, Mibe became the President and Representative Director of Honda R&D Co., Ltd., and since 2020, Mibe has been concurrently serving as Senior Managing Director of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

In this transformational era, a new value system is spreading all around the world. Reflecting this direction, under the new management structure Honda will strive to achieve continuous growth and advancement by further enhancing its commitment toward solving social issues based on Honda’s belief that “the purpose of technology is to help people,” which remains unchanged since the foundation of the company. Honda appreciates the high expectations people worldwide have for Honda which will grow and advance hand-in-hand with society.

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