PETALING JAYA: Honda Malaysia welcomed its first woman managing director and chief executive officer Madoka Chujo who succeeded Toichi Ishiyama.
Chujo officially assumed office in Malaysia on April 1.
Prior to this role, she was the vice-president at Honda Canada Inc, responsible for the company’s sales and marketing since 2019.
Chujo’s career in Honda started 23 years ago in 1997 and over the years, she has held various roles in Japan, China, Spain and Canada.
Her expertise and experience are in sales strategy during the various stints in the countries she served.
“Malaysia is indeed an important market in the Asia and Oceania region with Honda Malaysia achieving various significant sales milestones and have become one of the leading automotive brands in the country," said Chujo.
"I am looking forward and excited for my first assignment as the MD and CEO of Honda Malaysia, and at the same time I am also eager to explore Malaysia as the country is unique and a melting pot of diverse cultures and people, with enormous potential andof course a fast-paced work environment.”
Ishiyama has returned to Japan to assume a new role in the company.