New Delhi: Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (SMIPL) appointed Satoshi Uchida as its new company head as part of a global revamp by the parent Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC).
Uchida has succeeded Koichiro Hirao with effect from 1 May. He carries three decades of experience across various global markets. In his last role, he was assigned to the US and returned to India, where he had worked previously in the company as well as served as deputy executive general manager- Motorcycle Operations (India/Middle-East/Africa) at SMC, Japan in the past.
In his new role, Uchida will be responsible for exploring new avenues for growth and further strengthen Suzuki Motorcycle India's position in the Indian market, the company said in a statement.
“I am delighted to join Suzuki Motorcycle India again after a gap of just two years of my earlier assignment here in India. This company has always been very close to my heart. For us at Suzuki, it offers immense growth opportunities and it will be my endeavour once again to further consolidate our base here in India,” said Uchida, highlighting that India is one of the largest manufacturers of two-wheelers in the world and the company would strengthen its commitment to the Make in India program.