DENSO Announces Organizational Changes

DENSO Announces Organizational Changes

Executive structure and personnel changes in pursuit of green and "peace of mind" initiatives are effective Jan. 1, 2022.

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:

  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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:

Name New Current 
Yukihiro ShinoharaRepresentative Member of the Board,Executive Vice PresidentMember of the Board, Senior Executive Officer
Toshiyuki KatoRetirement / Mission Executive*1Senior Executive Officer 
Hiroyuki InaRetirementSenior Executive Officer 
*1; In charge of special assignment

Operating Officers’ areas of responsibility effective January 1, 2022

Title Name New Current 
Representative Member of the Board, CEOKoji Arima 
Representative Member of the Board, Executive Vice PresidentYukihiro 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 OfficerKenichiro Ito CRO, CHRO, Head of General Administration & Human Resources Center, NA area, EU area, Korea areaCHRO, Head of General Administration & Human Resource Center, Korea area
Member of the Board ,Senior Executive OfficerYasushi MatsuiCFO, Head of Corporate Strategy Center, Group Companies of Japan, Asia area, China areaCRO,CFO, Head of Corporate Strategy Center, Group Companies of Japan
Senior Executive OfficerKatsuhisa ShimokawaCMzO, Head of Monozukuri Group, Head of Industrial Solution Business UnitCMzO, Head of Monozukuri Group, Head of Industrial Solution Business Unit
Senior Executive OfficerShoji TsuzukiCDO, Head of IT Digital CenterCISO, Head of IT Digital Center
Senior Executive OfficerYoshifumi KatoCTO,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 SOKENCTO, 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 OfficerKazuaki FujitaniHead 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 OfficerYasuhiro IidaHead of Global Production& Purchasing CenterHead of Global Production & Purchasing Center
Senior Executive OfficerYasuhiko YamazakiHead of Thermal Systems Business GroupHead of Thermal Systems Business Group
Senior Executive OfficerHirotsugu TakeuchiHead of Research & Development CenterHead of Mobility Systems Business Group
Senior Executive OfficerHidehiro YokooHead 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 OfficerJiro EbiharaHead of Electrification Systems Business GroupHead of Electrification Systems Business Group
Senior Executive OfficerShinnosuke HayashiCSwO, Head of Mobility Electronics Business GroupCSwO, GM of Software Innovation Dept., Head of Electronics PF / Software in Mobility Systems Group,  President of DENSO CREATE INC.
Senior Executive OfficerHisashi IidaHead of Powertrain Systems Business Group, Electrified Energy Management System Engineering Dept., Electrified Energy Management System Business Planning Dept., Head of Injection Components Business UnitHead of Powertrain Systems Business Group
 CRO: Chief Risk Officer 
 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
 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.

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