Keisuke “KC” Kirimoto
Vice President, Government Affairs
Toyota Motor North America
Keisuke “KC” Kirimoto is vice president of corporate communications, as well as government affairs, for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). Kirimoto is responsible for internal and external communications, brand communications, social media, and advanced technology and mobility communications. Additionally, he coordinates global public relations activities with Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC). Since July 2018, he is also responsible for coordinating government relations activities with TMC.
Prior to his current position, Kirimoto was vice president of product and global communications at TMA. Since joining Toyota in 1991, Kirimoto has worked in a variety of divisions at TMC and TMS including Japan marketing and sales, human resources, government and industrial affairs and international public affairs.
A native of Yokohama, Japan, Kirimoto spent ten years in the U.S. before joining Toyota, first in 1974 and later in the mid-80s. He later worked in Toyota’s Washington D.C. office from 1996 to 1998. Kirimoto graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. He also holds an MBA degree from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.