DENSO Announces Organizational and Personnel Changes

Dec. 25, 2019 News Releases Organization Announcement

KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation today announced organizational and personnel changes, effective January 1, 2020.

Competition in the business environment has intensified with the progress of CASE technologies (connected, automated, shared and electrified). The company will change its internal organization, reorganize the functional sections and introduce the CxO system as follows to enhance competitiveness and achieve speedy transformation.

I. Organizational changes

1. Strengthening the organization for automated driving and connected cars

(1) Strengthening the organization for promoting the development of automated driving system for mobility as a service to accelerate its business

To achieve Level 4 automated driving (fully automated driving system under certain conditions), DENSO will establish the Advanced Mobility Systems Business Development Div. as a company-wide organization. Adding to functions that the Advanced Mobility Strategy Dept. and the Advanced Mobility Systems R&D Div., which are established within Eng. Research & Development Center have, the Advanced Mobility Systems Business Development Div. will have three new functions; (i) vehicle-system development; (ii) business development; and (iii) the sales and marketing.

(2) Strengthening the organization for promoting the development of connected system to accelerate its business

(1) The Connected Business Development Dept. will be established within the Sales and Marketing Group to identify potential and actual needs in the market and win new orders.
(2) The Connected Systems Business Development Div. will be established within the Mobility Electronics Business Group by consolidating the technology development functions required for connected systems.

2. Strengthening the functional sections

DENSO will reorganize its Global Strategy Center, Corporate Foundation Center, and Corporate Center into six centers by functional group to achieve speedy transformation based on a flat organization and clearly defined roles. The six centers are the IT Digital Center, which promotes the use of data to connect vehicles with drivers and infrastructure; the Corporate Strategy Center; the Corporate Management Center; the General Administration & Human Resources Center; the Safety, Quality, & Environment Center; and the Legal, External Affairs & Communications Center.

II. Introduction of the CxO system

The CxO system has been introduced for the seven key positions in DENSO.

Position Executive in charge
CTO (Chief Technology Officer)

Executive Vice President
Hiroyuki Wakabayashi

CRO (Chief Risk Officer) Executive Vice President
Sadahiro Usui
CFO (Chief Financial Officer) Senior Executive Officer
Yasushi Matsui
CQO (Chief Quality Officer) Executive Vice President
Yasushi Yamanaka
CCO (Chief Customer Officer)

Executive Vice President
Toshiyuki Kato

CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) Senior Executive Officer
Shoji Tsuzuki
CSO (Chief Standardization Officer) Senior Executive Officer
Yoshifumi Kato

III. Changes of responsibility of executives

The following change will be effective January 1, 2020

Changes are underlined

Title
Name

New

Current

Executive Vice President
Yasushi Yamanaka

CQO, Safety, Quality, Production, General Administration & Human Resources CenterSafety, Quality & Environment Center, DENEO ABASHIRI TEST CENTER CORP.

Safety, Quality, Production, Corporate Foundation Center, DENEO ABASHIRI TEST CENTER CORP.

Executive Vice President
Hiroyuki Wakabayashi

CTO, R&D, IT Digital, SOKEN,INC.

R&D Strategy, CISO, Information Security Promotion Div. , SOKEN,INC.

Executive Vice President
Toshiyuki Kato

CCO, Toyota, Toyota Group, Olympic and Paralympic Games Preparation Dept.

Toyota, Toyota Group, Olympic and Paralympic Games Preparation Dept.

Executive Vice President
Sadahiro Usui

CRO, China Div. , Alliance, Purchasing Group, Taiwan Region

China Div. , Alliance, Purchasing Group, Taiwan Region

Senior Executive Officer
Masahiko Ito

Social Solution Business Development Div. , AgriTech Business Development Div. , Fleet Air-Conditioning Business Unit

Social Solution Business Development Div. , AgTech Promotion Div. , Fleet Air-Conditioning Business Unit

Senior Executive Officer
Shoji Tsuzuki

CISOIT Digital Center

Corporate Center, Information Systems Div., Engineering Digital Transformation Div. , Audit Dept.

Senior Executive Officer
Yoshifumi Kato

CSO, Eng. Research & Development Center, Advanced Mobility Systems Business Development Div.  Eng. Research & Development Center, Digital Innovation

Senior Executive Officer
Tomokazu Takahashi

Corporate Management Center (deputy)

Global Strategy Center (deputy), Managing of Japan Region Dept.

Senior Executive Officer
Yasushi Matsui

CFOCorporate Strategy CenterCorporate Management Center, Group Companies of Japan

Global Strategy Center, Group Companies of Japan, Finance & Accounting Div.

IV. Changes of responsibility of Executive Officers and Executive Fellows

The following change will be effective January 1, 2020

Changes are underlined

Title
Name
New Current
Executive Officer
Jiro Ebihara
Electrification Systems Business Group (deputy), Electric Components Business Unit, Electrification Components Business UnitAdvanced Motor R&D Div.

Electrification Systems Business Group (deputy), Electric Components Business Unit

Executive Officer
Yuji Ishizuka

Sales Planning Dept., Global Sales Promotion Dept.Connected Business Development Dept., Chubu Sales Div.

Sales Planning Dept.,Global Sales Dept. ,Chubu Sales Div.

Executive Officer
Hajime Kumabe

J-QuAD DYNAMICS, Advanced Energy Systems R&D Div. , Advanced Testing & Evalution Div. , R&D Tokyo Admin. Dept. 

J-QuAD DYNAMICS, Advanced Mobility Systems R&D Div. , Mechanical & Energy Eng R&D Div., Advanced Testing & Evalution Div. , R&D Tokyo Admin. Dept., Advanced Mobility Strategy Dept.

Executive Officer
Hidehiro Yokoo

Legal, External Affairs & Communications Center, Tokyo Office (deputy), Audit Dept. , Managing of Japan Region Dept.

Global Strategy Div. (Public Relations), Public Relations Div. , Legal Div., Tokyo Office (Public Relations)

Executive Officer
Hisashi Iida

AD&ADAS Business Unit, Advanced Mobility Systems Business Developmen Div. (deputy)

AD&ADAS Business Unit

Executive Officer
Shinnosuke Hayashi

Mobility Electronics Business Group (deputy), Electronics Platform Function Unit, DENEO CREATE INC.

Mobility Electronics Business Group(deputy),  Mobility systems Function Unit, Basis Electronic Technology Unit, DENSO CREATE INC., Connected Systems R&D Dept.

Executive Officer
Katsuhiko Takeuchi

BluE Nexus, Electrification Systems Business Group Alliance of Electric Systems

BluE Nexus, Electrification Systems Development Div.

Executive Officer
Katsuhiko Sugito

Electrification Systems Business Group Alliance of Electric Systems, Business Structural Reform Dept.

Electrification Systems Business Group Alliance of Electric Systems

Executive Officer
Kazuhiro Iwai

General Administration & Human Resources Center (deputy), Secretarial Dept. , Human Resources Div. , General Admin. Div. , Plant General Admin.

Secretarial Dept., Human Resources Div., General Admin. Div. , Plant General Admin.

Executive Officer
Hiroshi Kondo

Electronics Business Unit, Software Production Innovation Div. , Electronics Platform Hardware R&D Div. , Electronics Platform Software R&D Div.

Electronics Business Unit

Executive Officer
Eiji Inoue

Air-Conditioning Business Unit, Thermal Management Business Unit, Thermal Systems Quality Assurance Div., Thermal Systems Product Planning Div., Thermal Systems Performance Development Div., Thermal Systems Electronics R&D Div.

Air-Conditioning Business Unit, Thermal Systems Product Planning Div. , Thermal Systems Electronics R&D Div., Thermal Management Business Unit

Executive Officer
Yasuhisa Sakurai

Corporate Strategy Center(Toyota Group), Global Strategy Div., Strategy Development Dept.

Global Strategy Center (Toyota Group), Strategy Development Dept.

Executive Fellows
Norio Fujimori

Connected Systems Business Development Div.Electronics Platform Function Unit (deputy)

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About DENSO Corporation

DENSO is a $48.3 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its 211 facilities in 35 countries to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, & electronic systems, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company’s 170,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment. Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent 9.3 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. For more information about global DENSO, visit https://www.denso.com/global