Honda rejigs HMSI top management

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Atsushi Ogata has been appointed as the new President, CEO and Managing Director of HMSI. (Image: Honda 2Wheelers India)

Honda has announced the new top management in Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI). Atsushi Ogata, who has been working at Honda since 1985, will be taking on the responsibility of President, CEO & Managing Director of Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. Ogata is also an Operating Executive at Honda Motor Company, Japan.

Previously, this position was held by Minoru Kato, who after spearheading Honda’s Indian two-wheeler operations for three years, returns to Japan with effect from May 1, 2020. Kato has now been elevated as the Operating Executive & Chief Officer Life creation operation, Honda Motor Company, Japan. Additionally, V. Sridhar has now become Senior Director while Yadvinder Singh Guleria and Vinay Dhingra have been elevated to the Board of Directors.

Yadvinder Singh Guleria as the new Director, HMSI will have greater responsibilities with an additional charge of Customer Service, Logistics Planning & Control, Premium Motorcycle Business, Brand & Communication along with Sales & Marketing. Guleria was previously the Senior Vice – President Sales & Marketing, HMSI.

Similarly, Vinay Dhingra is also appointed as the new Director, HMSI with the added responsibility of Strategic Information System (SIS) along with General & Corporate Affairs. A veteran at Honda, Dhingra was previously the Senior Vice-President, General & Corporate Affairs in the company.