Executive Vice President and Member of the Board
Toyota Motor Corporation
Mitsuhisa Kato was born March 2, 1953. He graduated from Hokkaido University with a bachelor’s degree in engineering in March 1975 and joined Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in April the same year.
In January 2000, Mr. Kato was appointed chief engineer of the Vehicle Development Center 1.
In June 2004, he was made a managing officer and also became chief officer of the TOYOTA Development Center 2. In June 2006, he was appointed president of Toyota Technocraft Co., Ltd. and an advisor of TMC. In June 2010, Mr. Kato was appointed as a TMC senior managing director (a title that was changed to senior managing officer in June 2011), and as deputy chief officer of the Customer Service Operations Group and chief officer of the R&D Group 1. In June 2012, Mr. Kato was made an executive vice president and a member of the board.
- Toyota No. 1 (North America, Europe and Japan (business, R&D))
- Toyota No. 2 (China, Asia & Middle East, East Asia & Oceania; Africa,
Latin America & Caribbean (business, R&D))
- Chief officer, TNGA Planning Division