Title: GVP & Chief Accounting Officer of TMCC; Officer of TFSIC
In his role as Group Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of TMCC, Ron Chu oversees all corporate accounting, financial reporting and corporate taxation for Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (aka Toyota Financial Services) and its affiliated entities. As principal accounting officer Chu is responsible for the Company’s quarterly and annual Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, in accordance with TMCC’s status as a public registrant for its debt issuance in the US market.
Chu joined TMCC in March 2002 as national manager of tax. In 2007, he was promoted to corporate manager of tax, and in June 2010, was named vice president, accounting and tax.
Prior to joining TMCC, Chu served as tax director at Asia Global Crossing. Before that, he was senior manager at KPMG’s Los Angeles office.
Chu is a certified public accountant (CPA) licensed in California, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Tax Executive Institute (TEI).
After receiving his Bachelor of Arts from East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in accounting from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, Chu earned a master’s degree in taxation from Portland State University, and a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Bonn in Bonn, Germany.
Favorite quote: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin
Book that shaped my life: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t by Jim Collins
Car I’m driving now: Lexus RX 350
Favorite figure from history, exploration or innovation: Steve Jobs