DENSO announced changes to its organization, executive structure and personnel, effective January 1, 2022. They are being made in the pursuit of green and peace of mind initiatives, says the company.
Organizational Changes Include:
- In order to realize carbon neutrality, DENSO says it will provide value to customers with a total-system perspective. To help achieve this, the company will establish two new departments, the Electrified Energy Management System Engineering Dept. and the Electrified Energy Management System Business Planning Dept. They will oversee the development and planning of all business across the Powertrain Systems Business Group, Electrification Systems Business Group and Thermal Systems Business Group.
- To create new systems that solve social issues beyond the scope of mobility, DENSO will combine its strengths in sensors and semiconductors by establishing the Advanced Devices Business Group. It will encompass the Mechatronics Systems Business Unit, Sensing Systems Business Unit, and Semiconductor Business Unit.
- DENSO will create the New Business Development Dept. to generate growth scenarios in non-mobility businesses and study the organization of the new business groups.
- In October, DENSO announced it reorganized its North America Engineering and R&D divisions to better integrate the company’s electrification, thermal and safety systems. Reorienting its product groups around Green Technology and Mobility Systems will strengthen DENSO’s ability to meet customers’ evolving needs and advances its efforts to power society’s shift to green, safe and seamless mobility.
Denso also announced the following changes to its Executive Structure:
|Yukihiro Shinohara||Representative Member of the Board,Executive Vice President||Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer|
|Toshiyuki Kato||Retirement / Mission Executive*1||Senior Executive Officer|
|Hiroyuki Ina||Retirement||Senior Executive Officer|
Operating Officers’ areas of responsibility effective January 1, 2022
|Representative Member of the Board, CEO||Koji Arima||–||–|
|Representative Member of the Board, Executive Vice President||Yukihiro Shinohara||CCRO, CQO, Environment Neutral Systems Development Div.||CCRO, CQO, Head of Safety, Quality & Environment Center, Environment Neutral Systems Development Div., FC System Business Development Div., CV&OH Div.|
|Member of the Board,Senior Executive Officer||Kenichiro Ito||CRO, CHRO, Head of General Administration & Human Resources Center, NA area, EU area, Korea area||CHRO, Head of General Administration & Human Resource Center, Korea area|
|Member of the Board ,Senior Executive Officer||Yasushi Matsui||CFO, Head of Corporate Strategy Center, Group Companies of Japan, Asia area, China area||CRO,CFO, Head of Corporate Strategy Center, Group Companies of Japan|
|Senior Executive Officer||Katsuhisa Shimokawa||CMzO, Head of Monozukuri Group, Head of Industrial Solution Business Unit||CMzO, Head of Monozukuri Group, Head of Industrial Solution Business Unit|
|Senior Executive Officer||Shoji Tsuzuki||CDO, Head of IT Digital Center||CISO, Head of IT Digital Center|
|Senior Executive Officer||Yoshifumi Kato||CTO,Head of Advanced Devices Business Group, Solution Planning for Smart City Dept., New Business Development Dept., AD Business of Mobility Electronics Business Group, President of MIRISE Technologies, President of SOKEN||CTO, Head of Research & Development Center, Advanced Mobility Systems Business Development Div., Solution Planning for Smart City Dept., AD Business of Mobility Systems Business Group, President of MIRISE Technologies, President of SOKEN|
|Senior Executive Officer||Kazuaki Fujitani||Head of OEM Sales and Marketing Group, Solution Sales & Marketing Group, Head of Tokyo Sales Div.||Head of OEM Sales and Marketing Group, Solution Sales & Marketing Group|
|Senior Executive Officer||Yasuhiro Iida||Head of Global Production& Purchasing Center||Head of Global Production & Purchasing Center|
|Senior Executive Officer||Yasuhiko Yamazaki||Head of Thermal Systems Business Group||Head of Thermal Systems Business Group|
|Senior Executive Officer||Hirotsugu Takeuchi||Head of Research & Development Center||Head of Mobility Systems Business Group|
|Senior Executive Officer||Hidehiro Yokoo||Head of Legal. External Affairs & Communications Center, Tokyo Office, Audit Dept., Managing of Japan Region Dept., Food Value Chain Business Development Div.||Head of Legal. External Affairs & Communications Center, Tokyo Office(External Affairs), Audit Dept., Managing of Japan Region Dept., Food Value Chain Business Development Div.|
|Senior Executive Officer||Jiro Ebihara||Head of Electrification Systems Business Group||Head of Electrification Systems Business Group|
|Senior Executive Officer||Shinnosuke Hayashi||CSwO, Head of Mobility Electronics Business Group||CSwO, GM of Software Innovation Dept., Head of Electronics PF / Software in Mobility Systems Group, President of DENSO CREATE INC.|
|Senior Executive Officer||Hisashi Iida||Head of Powertrain Systems Business Group, Electrified Energy Management System Engineering Dept., Electrified Energy Management System Business Planning Dept., Head of Injection Components Business Unit||Head of Powertrain Systems Business Group|
CFO: Chief Financial Officer
CCRO: Chief Corporate Revolution Officer
CTO: Chief Technology Officer
CHRO: Chief Human Resources Officer
CQO: Chief Quality Officer
CMzO: Chief Monozukuri Officer
CSwO: Chief Software Officer
CDO: Chief Digital Officer*2
*2 CDO is in charge of establishing and promoting IT strategy, including information security and management reform through Digital Transformation (DX). The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) will change its name to CDO in order to focus on DX management reform.