Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia's new CEO for 2008

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia, the exclusive distributor of Mitsubishi Motors passenger cars and commercial vehicles in Malaysia, announced the appointment of Mr Keizo Ono as Chief Executive Officer, effective 13 December 2007. He takes over from Mr Fumihiko Minami, who has taken up a new posting in Italy after four years setting-up and managing the Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia business in Malaysia.

Mr Ono brings more than 20 years of automotive experience to his new role in Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia. Ono-san has vast experience in the automotive finance, having held the position as President for PT Dipo Star Finance in Jakarta, Indonesia from 1999-2007. Prior to that, he was attached to the Motor Vehicle Department of Mitsubishi Corporation in Japan, responsible for domestic and overseas market.
“I am truly delighted to be joining Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia. Already, the Mitsubishi Motors brand has a strong foundation in Malaysia and I am impressed with its achievements to date and I am looking forward to contribute to its further growth in Malaysia."

Mr Fumihiko Minami, previous Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia, said of his successor: "During the first three years of Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia’s establishment, the company has achieved an exciting growth and I am confident that Mr Ono’s appointment will bring an expertise and vision that will continue to strengthen Mitsubishi Motors' brand presence in Malaysia and position the company for continued future success."

Mitsubishi Motors has a long history in motor sports and cross country championship and 2007 brought Mitsubishi Motors its record-breaking victory in the Dakar Rally. Mitsubishi Motors’ impressive track record of running champion for seven consecutive years and 12 overall victories in 25 years is reflected in the performance and the normal production of the Mitsubishi Motors vehicles.

Note: Due to some glitches in my internet service provider mail server, this press release from Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) was not received until it was forwarded to my Gmail (webmail) account.

My sincere apologies to all parties concerned for the delay, especially to the readers of For Wheels.

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