14 May 2021 | David Young
Mazda Motor Europe (MME) has announced that effective 24th June 2021, Martijn ten Brink, will become President & CEO of MME succeeding Yasuhiro Aoyama who has led the European business since 2019
Yasuhiro Aoyama will return to the company headquarters in Hiroshima, Japan and take the position of Director, senior managing executive officer oversight of global marketing, sales and customer service.
Announcing the changes, Akira Marumoto, representative director, president & geo of Mazda said:
"Mazda Europe is an incredibly important part of our global operation where we are launching new products, such as our first EV the Mazda MX-30, and rolling out new technologies in a very competitive environment. As we successfully emerge from the pandemic across Europe, we decided it was the right time to put into action management changes we had planned as part of our Mid-Term Plan development.
"Martijn has been with Mazda for over two decades in many roles, including country management, and he has all the skills required to drive our European operation forward. We wish him every success in his role and would like to thank Yasuhiro Aoyama for his dedication to Europe for the last two years and look forward to welcoming him back to our global headquarters in Hiroshima."
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