Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) announced today that Ms. Manasi Tata will assume the role of Vice Chairperson with immediate effect. In addition to her new position at TKM, Ms. Tata will also take on the role of Vice Chairperson at Toyota Kirloskar Auto parts (TKAP). This decision was made during a recent board meeting following the passing of Late. Mr. Vikram S. Kirloskar, former Vice Chairman of TKM.
Ms. Tata, who is already a member of the Board of Directors at TKM, has been an active and integral part of the company's corporate decisions and strategic operations. Her passion and business acumen have been instrumental in supporting Mr. Kirloskar's vision for TKM.
Mr. Masakazu Yoshimura, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of TKM, congratulated and welcomed Ms. Tata to her new position. "As a young business leader, Ms. Tata brings with her inclusive thinking and a people-centric outlook that are critical in our pursuit of excellence across all areas. This, along with her sharp understanding of the Indian auto industry, will further strengthen TKM's commitment towards delivering 'Mass Happiness to All'," said Yoshimura.
Ms. Tata expressed her excitement about her new role, stating, "I am confident that with my personal belief of putting people first, we will continue to create the best value not only for customers but also for the entire system from suppliers to dealers."
Ms. Tata is deeply dedicated to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals and is committed to continuing her father's dream and vision of contributing towards accomplishing national goals. She is also dedicated to maintaining the strong bond between Toyota and Kirloskar and upholding their successful long-term business relations.
A graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design in the US, Ms. Tata is well-versed in Toyota manufacturing processes and the Japanese work culture. As a fifth-generation scion of the Kirloskar empire, Ms. Tata holds art close to her heart and her NGO, "Caring with Colour," leverages this passion by working with government schools in three districts of Karnataka.