Hiroshi Okuda (奥田 碩 Okuda Hiroshi) (born December 29, 1932, Mie
Prefecture), is the former chairman of the
Toyota Motor Corporation
from 1999 to 2006.
Yasuo Fukuda (at the Prime Minister's Official Residence on May
He became president of
Toyota in 1995 and has worked at the
corporation for 50 years. In 1998, Okuda was selected as a member of
the Prime Minister's Economic Strategy Council of Japan and became
chairman of the Japan Federation of Employers' Associations in
1999. He has also held the position of chairman of the Japan
Automobile Manufacturers Association since 2000. Okuda holds a 4th
dan black belt in Judo and graduated from
Hitotsubashi University in 1955.
Okuda is credited with seeing the need for hybrid cars early and
Toyota towards quickly bringing them to market.
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