Shoichiro Toyoda is honorary chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation, which he joined in 1952. Dr. Toyoda progressed through numerous positions with the company before being named chairman in 1992. He assumed the presidency of the newly integrated Toyota Motor Corporation in 1982, having previously served as executive vice president and senior managing director.
Dr. Toyoda serves on the boards of a number of corporate and non-corporate organizations. He has been honorary chairman of the Japanese Federation of Economic Organizations (Nippon Keidanren) since 2002. In addition, he has received more than two dozen awards and medals in Japan, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. Dr. Toyoda holds BS and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering.
Sumio Ohtsuji, senior vice president of Toyota Motor North America’s Washington, D.C., office, represents Dr. Toyoda on the Mansfield Foundation board. Mr. Ohtsuji began his career with Toyota in 1976, working extensively on international affairs. Prior to assuming his current position, he served in Japan as general manager of Toyota’s Global External Affairs Division.