I saw this article via a post on Allpar forums. Honda Open to Alliances, Partnerships Under New CEO
The automaker faces a once-in-an-era transformation.
Honda has confirmed what Reuters reported all along: they will have a new CEO. Toshihiro Mibe, currently the company’s head of automotive research and development will succeed Takahiro Hachigo as President and Representative Director from April 1, and Representative Executive Officer (CEO) by June.
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 (lead photo, right) 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.