Mitsubishi Mahindra Agricultural Machinery recently announced the appointment of Toru Saito as President & CEO.
Mitsubishi Mahindra Agricultural Machinery (MAM) is a strategic investment in Japan. It is a Centre-of-Excellence (CoE) for the rice value chain and plays a key role in establishing Mahindra as a global player in the area of tractor and farm equipment.
In his new role, Toru Saito will also be a Representative Director on the board of MAM. He has more than 33 years of experience with Nissan Motors and Audi Japan. While working with Nissan, he held various leadership positions in Japan, Switzerland, Netherlands and Russia including that of the Global Business Head for their Infiniti business. For the past six years he was associated with Audi and his most recent role, prior to joining Mahindra has been that of the President, Audi Japan Sales KK.
Speaking on the appointment, Rajesh Jejurikar, Executive Director, Mahindra and Mahindra and Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mitsubishi Mahindra Agricultural Machinery said, “Our endeavour is to bring on board top global talent to support our ambitious growth plans. We have implemented several initiatives at MAM, which is at an exciting inflection point. Saito brings with him global cross-functional experience and I am sure under his leadership MAM will continue its transformative journey and meet the commitments of a profitable growth”.
Mahindra continues to strengthen its leadership team and has in the recent past on-boarded several high-profile leaders including Dr. Uli Stuhec, who has joined as Vice President & Head – Global Born Electric Platform, based in Mahindra North American Technical Centre, Detroit.
Mahindra Group is a USD 19.4 billion federation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities. It enjoys a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is the world’s largest tractor company by volume. It also enjoys a strong presence in defence, renewable energy, agribusiness, logistics and real estate development.