Honda Motor Co has announced the appointment of Tsutsumu Otani as the new President, CEO and Managing Director of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI).
Otani is also a Vice-President at Honda Motor Co., Japan.
Otani shall be the successor of Atsushi Ogata, who after spearheading Honda’s Indian two-wheeler operations for 3 years, returned to Shanghai, China with effect from April 1, 2023; as the Executive General Manager at Shanghai Branch, Honda Motor (China) Investment Co.
Otani started his career with Honda Japan in the year 1997. In the year 2001, he served in Motorcycle Section, responsible for Europe. In 2005, he joined Honda Italy Industriale S.P.A for 5 years. In 2010, he was responsible for South America from Japan HQ, later in 2011 he moved to Honda Motor Argentina and further in 2013, he shifted to Honda South America.
Next in 2015, he returned to Japan as Manager of Motorcycle Business Division. In 2016, Otani moved to Sales Planning section of same division. From 2017 to 2022, he was designated as the President of Sundiro Honda Motorcycle Co. Last year, in 2022, Otani was appointed as Executive General Manager, Shanghai Branch Honda Motor (China) Investment Co.
Entering its 23rd year of Indian operations, HMSI has also further strengthened its senior leadership team to steward the brand towards market leadership in the disruptive future.
As part of this move, Vinay Dhingra (earlier Director – General and Corporate Affairs, Strategic Information System and Honda India Foundation, HMSI) is now further elevated as the Senior Director – Human Resource and Administration, Corporate Affairs, Information Technology and Honda India Foundation.
Additionally, Yogesh Mathur (Previously Operating Officer Sales and Marketing) and Sanjeev Jain (earlier Operating Officer - New Model Purchase and Parts Strategy) are now elevated to the Board of Directors of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India.
Mathur will be responsible for Customer Service, Logistics Planning and Control, Premium Motorcycle Business along with Sales and Marketing.
Further, Sanjeev Jain as the new Director, will be responsible for Purchase. He will be replacing V Sridhar who was Sr Director Purchase and has retired from the company after completing over 23 years of association with HMSI.