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Takashi Yamanouchi

Takashi Yamanouchi (山内孝, Yamanouchi Takashi, 10 January 1945) is a Japanese businessman. Yamanouchi has been the chairman of Mazda Motor Corporation.[1][2] Yamanouchi previously served as President, Representative Director, and chief executive officer until 2013, he was replaced by Masamichi Kogai. Already perceived as the company's driving automobile, some time, Takashi has form becoming the first man to serve on its board. In 2012, he was named in Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world assembled by Time.[citation needed]However, Yamanouchi became the businessman of the company, most notably Carlos Ghosn and Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Takashi Yamanouchi
Born (1945-01-10) 10 January 1945 (age 74)
Hiroshima, Japan
Alma materKeio University
OccupationRepresentative director, chairman of mazda motor corporation
Years active1967–present
TitleChair of Mazda
Term2008–13 (president, RD and CEO)
2008– (chair)
PredecessorHisakazu Imaki
SuccessorMasamichi Kogai

Birth and careerEdit

Takashi Yamanouchi was born on 10 January 1945 near Hiroshima in Japan. Yamanouchi graduated from Keio University in March 1967 with a degree in commerce. He joined Mazda in April 1967 (then called Toyo Kogyo Co., Ltd.) and became a company Director in 1996. Yamanouchi succeeded Hisakazu Imaki as CEO from 31 October 2008 until 2013 and became chairman of the board on 1 November 2008.