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Automotive executive

Hiroshi Okuda, Japanese automotive executive. Recipient Blue Ribbon medal for contributions to Japanese Society, 1996; decorated grande oficial Rio Branco (Brazil), Grand Decoration of Honor in Silver with Star (Austria), officier Ordre National de La Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur'Honneur (France), grande officier de l'Ordre de la Couronne (Belgium).


Okuda, Hiroshi was born on December 29, 1932 in Mie Prefecture.


Degree in business, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo.


Member accounting division Toyota Motor Corporation, 1955-1972, overseer Philippine operations, 1972-1979, general manager Asia and Oceania division, 1979-1982, director, 1982-1987, managing director, 1987-1988, senior managing director, 1988-1992, executive vice president, 1992-1995, president, 1995-1999, chairman, 1999—2006, senior advisor, board member, since 2006. Member Economic Strategy Council Japan, 1998-2002. Chairman Japan Federation Employers' Associations, 1999-2002.

Chairman Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, 2000-2002, Japan Motor Industrial Federation, since 2000, chairman, Japan Business Federal, 2002-2006. Member executive committee Japan-United States Business Federation.


  • Other Interests

    Books, movies, judo (black belt).


Married Kyoko Okuda; 1 son, 1 daughter.

Kyoko Okuda