At The Wheel: Hironori Kanayama
By Ammar Alvi | Published: 19th January 2014 06:00 AM |
He is a man with a mission. Hironori Kanayama who took over as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Honda Cars India Ltd in 2012 has witnessed the most challenging time in Honda Cars India’s history with slower sales and economic slowdown. However, after launching Amaze and new Honda City with diesel engine, he hopes to bring back the Japanese auto giant on track. Kanayama has been associated with Honda for over three decades and has participated in important Honda ventures in markets like China, Taiwan and Japan. Earlier he served as President of Honda Taiwan Motor Company.
Kanayama holds a strong experience of the automobile industry and has also spent phenomenal time in China. In 1976, he started career at Honda Motor Company Ltd, Japan, and in September 2003 acquired the position of President at Honda Automobile (China) Company Ltd. In October 2007, he served as the General Manager of the company’s China operation and from April 2009 to March 2011 was designated as the President in Guangqi Honda Automobile Company Ltd, China.